Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 19:38:51 MDT

Eugene Leitl warns,

> The AI can't derive any benefits from a transaction with the human
> player(s). Apart from eating you, of course, since it has good use for
> all the atoms in your body.

oooh, those nasty AIs. All they want to do is eat us. They're so dumb they can't
figure out any way to survive in a world of trillions and trillions of tons of
matter except to eat humans. Antelope won't do. They have to feed on human
flesh. They refuse to eat computronium. Too indigestible? They will not be
vegetarians. No! They must have human flesh to feed their craving for...
whatever it is they're supposed to crave. Tune in again tomorrow for another
episode of the Extremely Paranoid Engineers' Soap Opera.

--J. R.

"Being an artificial intelligence is easy when you don't know how, but very
difficult when you do."
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