Re: Keeping AI at bay (was: How to help create a singularity)

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 00:15:00 MDT

John Marlow wrote:
> #
> On 30 Apr 2001, at 11:57, Mitchell, Jerry (3337) wrote:
> ...
> I personally think that morality is based on reason and logic, so
> > if "we" can start deriving the science of morality, an AI certainly should
> > come to the conclusion that killing intelligent beings should be avoided if
> > possible. Besides, what's the point of being an omnipotent,
> > super-intelligence discovering the secrets of the universe if there's noone
> > to share it with?
> #Morality and respect for life are human values. An AI is not human.
> Companionship is a human emotional desire. Ais are not human.

Huh? Morality and respect for life are values. Anything capable of
valuing and of
valuing life/existence is capable of holding those values. Anything
of appreciation of otherness, difference and samenewss is capable of
companionship. There is no reason an AI would not experience/have
any of these things.

- samantha

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