Re: Singurapture

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 22:11:14 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Will we apply the same rights and ethics to "artificial" sentients?
> Once the AI becomes self-aware will we stop rewiring its mind without
> its permission?
> If not, then why not? If there is an acceptable why not then does it
> also apply to wetware brains and beings once we understand well-enough
> how they work? Plenty of slippery slopes around here.

Even if an advanced Friendly AI *isn't* a citizen you shouldn't be
rewiring ver without vis permission. If you've done your job worth a
damn, you either shouldn't have any trouble getting permission, or
shouldn't be asking for it.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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