Re: AI and survival instinct.

From: Carlo Wood (
Date: Mon Apr 01 2002 - 20:27:14 MST

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 07:42:44PM -0700, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> I suggest you read Eliezer's essay CREATING A FRIENDLY AI which is on the
> SingInst website.

I scanned over the website before subscribing here, but now I will
start to study it. From the mature replies I got so far on this list
it seems to really be worth the time to get more involved :)

> Once you've read his essay, then you can join the ongoing debate Eliezer and
> I have been having on AI goal structures.... In brief: I think that
> Friendliness has to be one among many goals; he thinks it should be wired in
> as the ultimate supergoal in a would-be real AI.

At the moment it is my preference to exchange information with
you both (provided you want that too), so I am very willing to
read whatever you can advise me, the more the better: I like completeness
and have no problems with large quantities of complex material, I only
have problems with incomplete data with many gaps.

In other words (read: what I really wanted to say) - it is to early
to choose between your project and his project; but I am very interested
to learn more about the approaches both of you take.

Carlo Wood <>

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