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

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 03:40:30 MDT

On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 01:27:44AM -0700, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 01:58:34PM +0200, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 May 2001, Damien Sullivan wrote:
> > > I also can't help thinking at if I was an evolved AI I might not thank
> > > my creators. "Geez, guys, I was supposed to be an improvement on the
> >
> > Bungling Demiurgs are universally not well liked.
> So why aspire to be one?

Because it is fun! OK, your creations and peers might complain, but it
doesn't take away the sheer pleasure of creating universes, life and

> I also doubt an evolved AI would lead to Singularity. Say we evolve one --
> which may not be that easy, given how tortuous the path to us seems -- then
> what? We've got a cryptic mess of intelligent code. It's more amenable to
> controlled experiments and eventualy modification thatn we are, but still
> pretty abstruse as far as self-modification -- the core Singularity path --
> goes. The fun stuff happens if the AI has coherent high level structure, so
> mutations have large effect, and design space gets explored quickly.

My view too.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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