Re: AI:This is how we do it

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 13:01:22 MST

Damien R. Sullivan <> Wrote:

> The evolutionary core of humans is a selfish geneset trying to
>reproduce. The evolutionary core of AIs is a command prompt or
>interrupt loop waiting for something to do. They're not going to have
>senses of dignity or boredom unless given such senses.

Any AI worthy of the name must have the ability to grow and improve itself,
that means making decisions about its hardware and software. If it has
the power to improve itself it also as the power to destroy itself, thus a
successful AI must be hardwired at the very lowest level to feel that one
outcome is good and the other is bad, rather like human opinions of
good and evil or pleasure and pain. Like us an AI would find matters that
directly influence survival not boring at all.

            John K Clark

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