Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 20:24:41 MDT

Eugene Leitl confessed,

> I do not see how you can break out sustainably from Darwinian regime,
> having to originate in it and being surrounded by it from all places,
> including stuff emerging in your very own belly.

Neither can anyone else. Looks like a job for Spiritual Machines, Robo sapiens,
Mind Children, and Artilects.

> This presumes the seed never ceases to be a monode during its growth,
> and stops growing after it has reached a certain spatial
> dimension. (Of course, the chiefest objection is how you make that
> seed to grow, and how do you keep it from going off in other places
> you don't want, while the thing is out of your hands). Since this
> clearly limits its sphere of influence, it either keeps everybody
> tucked in, or has to make a remote clone of itself, creating a
> population of SIs. By keeping it brittle, the clone never grows
> malign, and by design it never infringes on other sysop's domain.

Wow! A population of SIs that never grows malign. Sounds like a friendly kind of

--J. R.

Each generation criticizes the unconscious assumptions made by its parents. It
may assent to them, but it brings them out in the open. WHITEHEAD

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