friendly AI

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 18:44:53 MDT

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote,

> ....... if
> the AI successfully comes up with reasonable and friendly answers for
> ambiguous and unspecified use-cases;

Who gets to decide if they're "friendly" answers?
Why limit it to one AI? Take a poll of the entire community of AIs?

> and .......if the AI goes through at least one
> unaided change of personal philosophy or cognitive architecture while
> preserving Friendliness - if it gets to the point where the AI is clearly more
> altruistic than the programmers *and* smarter about what constitutes altruism
> - then why not go for it?

Because that would make AIs diametrically opposed to normal human behavior?

--J. R.

"The man who does not vex anti-Singularitarians has no advantage over the man
can't vex them."
--Alligator Grundy

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