Re: [sl4] An attempt at empathic AI

From: Krekoski Ross (
Date: Mon Feb 23 2009 - 07:33:49 MST

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:56 PM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> Unfortunately there is no known simple description of "friendly".
> Descriptions like CEV get around the complexity issue by pointing at the
> human brain without describing how the human brain works.

I might even take this further and say that it is impossible for any given
person to define "friendly" to a satisfactory degree of precision. Judging
by the amount of debates it creates on this board, if its even describable
as a discrete concept, its a concept that is independent of any single
person's cognitive apparatus. I know I couldnt formalize it if I tried. If I
did try, most people here would probably disagree at some point.

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