Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Oct 01 2000 - 22:47:01 MDT

Eugene Leitl opines,

> And please stop using that "Friendly" thing, because it means
> different things to different people. (The child molester thinks he's
> being very friendly to the child, the child probably sees it in a
> somewhat different light. The Nazis were obviously only trying to
> cleanse the world of an ancient evil. Is not whipping a pain pig
> Friendly? Koran is Good/Evil, The Bible is Good/Evil, The Kapital is
> Good/Evil, "The Road to Serfdom" is Good/Evil, parents telling a child
> not to do A are being Friendly/Unfriendly <insert 10^8 similiar
> examples>).

Nonsense. Friendly means behavior typical of a friend; showing friendship;
helpful, supportive, amicable; promoting good will.

AI would want to be friendly because it's the intelligent thing to do.

--J. R.

"I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems
is just as dumb as the next guy." -- Richard Feynman

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