Re: Oppose AI in crime solving

Gina Miller (
Tue, 1 Jun 1999 20:04:16 -0700

You can't really be sure they are accurate, until "real" AI this is merely our psychoananalytical attempt.
-Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
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>"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:
>> Prosecutor: You're accused of killing eight nuns with an icepick.
>> Defendant: What's the evidence?
>> Prosecutor: Our neural network says you did it.
>> Defendant: Why does it say that?
>> Prosecutor: Um, nobody knows.
>> Defendant: That's it? That's your evidence?
>> Prosecutor [to jury]: Hey, look at all these cool blinking lights!
>> Technology! Whoo-ah! It's never wrong!
>> Jury: Guilty.
>> Judge: I sentence you to death.
>Hmm, sounds a bit like the problem with "truth" machines. How can we
>be sure they are never wrong?
>Of course, using neural networks for sifting through databases and
>getting an opinion can be very useful. The trouble seems to be that
>people tend to offload thinking and responsibility too easily.
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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