Re: Asimov Laws

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 13:36:23 -0600

I don't understand why you think AIs would have "interests", or develop instincts for self-preservation. In humans, those emotions are the result of millions of years of evolution. Selfishness is natural to humans, not natural to minds in general. Complex functional adaptations do not simply materialize in source code, any more than three-course meals grow on trees.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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