Re: [SL4] AI Ethics & Banning the Future.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Feb 16 2000 - 17:53:15 MST

From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>

Marc Forrester wrote:
> Hypothesis: You have a piece of software, running on a
> massively parallel machine utterly unlike anything cast
> in silicon today, but software nonetheless, an ephemeral
> contruct of flickering patterns of numbers.
> It seems to have the intelligence of an advanced animal,
> able to communicate through simple language and solve
> puzzles for reward.

Hypothesis? This ain't no hypothesis.

"Tortured Norns"

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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