Re: Uploads and AIs (was: Deliver us from...)

From: Christian L. (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 18:34:11 MDT

Elezier wrote:

>If I had to pick between Hugo de Garis's AI design and Brian, I'd pick
>Brian in an instant. Heck, I'd pick Christian L. over a non-Friendly AI,
>because Christian L. has built-in causal rewrite semantics and the NFAI

I will take that as a compliment.


>I'd probably go with one human, three at the most. I'd be mostly
>concerned about finding a human who was (a) willing to hold off on the
>emotional modifications and concentrate on just increasing intelligence
>for a while, and (b) finding someone who, at least overtly and explicitly
>and as a surface-level decision, thinks that rationalization and
>irrationality and non-normative cognition is a bad thing. I doubt that
>Christian L. *believes himself* to tolerate irrationality, and that is
>perhaps the single most important quality to start out with.

Hmm... was I just signed up for being the first Upload? If so, I accept.
(Just have to write a speech first... :-D )

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