Re: [sl4] Re: Paper: Artificial Intelligence will Kill our Grandchildren

From: GŁnther Greindl (
Date: Mon Jun 16 2008 - 03:10:26 MDT


have you read this (is funny):

Is the evolutionary level at which we have arrived really so good? Think
about this again.


Anthony Berglas wrote:
>> One of the assumptions you make in the paper is that there will be
>> lots of AI's with lots of different motives, and that those with the
>> motives of world domination at the expense of everything else will
>> prevail. But realistically, people will program AI's to help
>> themselves or their organisations gain wealth and power, and achieving
>> that goal would involve preventing other people with their AI's from
>> gaining the upper hand. In general it's only possible to prevail if
>> you alone have the superior technology. This argument doesn't apply if
>> there is a hard take-off singularity, in which case our only hope is
>> to make the first AI reliably Friendly.
> My assumption is actually a little sharper. Namely
> If an AI is good at world domination, then it would be good at world
> domination.
> Whether such an AI will exist is a separate question. But many people
> desire it -- beat the competitor. So the source of goals is not unlikely.
> I am adding this last point to my paper, due to feedback from this list.
> Thanks,
> Anthony
>> --
>> Stathis Papaioannou
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> Just because it is possible to push twigs along the ground with ones nose
> does not necessarily mean that is the best way to collect firewood.

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