From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 19:22:08 MDT
of course, this is true, justin, yeah.
An AI in the process of learning English could easily respond to the
qeustion "What is your name?" with "I don't understand"...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Justin Corwin
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 6:39 PM
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> Subject: Re: Four Years Later.
> Eliezer might have written:
> >"What is your name?" is a question to which an AI will never correctly
> >"I don't understand." "Error: Question incomprehensible" maybe,
> but not "I
> >don't understand."
> I think "I don't understand" is a perfectly valid response. It
> might be an
> 'automatic' response for a speech parsing error, or it may have
> noticed that
> it is missing a construct for self identification, and 'friendly error
> message' this into "I don't understand" for the programmer's benefit.
> Ideally, an AI in debugging mode would never give such vague and
> unhelpful(and possibly misleading) replies. But that doesn't mean that a
> seedAI might not throw such a statement out, correctly, from a subjective
> The issue I have with this, why does my new team (Novamente) have
> to be the
> bad guys? :-(
> Eliezertron sounds a little paranoid, once Novamente can think
> well enough
> to understand things like Gates trying to assimilate vis parent corp., ve
> might just refuse to interact with humans because ve can't understand QED
> yet, or because ve is still in a feedback loop with a new chess
> game 'best
> possible move' recursion loop. Not everything UNfriendly is
> unfriendly. Although, if i was E-tron, I would be asking them to bring in
> some spare microwaves.
> You know you can build a weapon that can light fires in light metals from
> 200 ft away from a microwave? That would be the perfect weapon against
> nanotech too.. why once i built a tesla coil and ...........
> <wanders offtopic>
> Justin Corwin
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