From: Stephen Reed (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 22:00:12 MDT

On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> CFAI was written with the intent of enabling a future Eliezer to pick up
> where I left off if I got run over by a truck. That was the top
> consideration in terms of reducing real existential risks. The key
> *correct* conclusion I'd like an individual to arrive at is "I now know how
> to build a Friendly AI." Any individual would be okay. I'm not picky,
> seeing as how I'm not immune to trucks.

Yes, I arrived at that conclusion and will strive to incorporate your
principles in Cyc as it becomes deliberative/goal seeking. It certainly
was a comfort to me reading your work.


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