Re: Can't afford to rescue cows

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Sat Apr 19 2008 - 17:50:27 MDT

--- Stuart Armstrong <> wrote:

> > A tribe which practices this ethical belief is at a competitive
> disadvantage
> > against a tribe whose ethical system allows hunting. Which ethical
> system is
> > "right" is irrelevant.
> Which ethical system is "right" seems to be vital to the creation of
> the FAI - there will be no competition over important matters, unless
> the first ultra-AI allows it.

Which is good or bad? In whose opinion?

Nobody is going to believe that any ethical system other than their own is the
correct one. The definition of "good" and "bad" that gets programmed into AI
will depend on which tribe wins the war.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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