Re: Steve Harris, "Return of the Krell Machine" (Singularity Article)

From: ben goertzel (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 13:27:30 MST

> << Concluding Prediction: Any sufficiently advanced SI
> will be equally more benign than we are. >>
> I wholeheartedly agree. Therefore, I believe that any initial coding as
> attempt to program benignity (Friendliness, Asimov's Three Laws, etc) is
> irrelevant waste of time (and unprogrammably arbitrary), only serving the
> purpose of attracting investor dollars.

This is silly.... How can you make this statement with such definiteness?

I would say, rather: Maybe programming benignity early on will have a
beneficial effect on later-stage superintelligent AI, or maybe it won't.

Furthermore, of all the ways I have seen of attracting investor dollars,
this has to be one of the most indirect and unworkable ;>


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