Re: Military Friendly AI

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 16:00:21 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Of course, human minds occupy only a small corner of "mind space" overall
> However, human collectives occupy a larger subspace than individual human
> minds....
> In the worst case, a collective can be vastly stupider than any of the
> individual members; in the best case it can be vastly smarter...

I think Eliezer is right on this one. A human committee at its
best makes a decision in the human cognitive space that most
balances the different subjectivities and knowledge of its
participants and those they represent. This is wonderful for
things that can be addressed adequately within the human
cognitive space. On issues that cannot be addressed adequately
there the collective make make the humans happier but it will
not help with the problem itself. I believe that SAI is simply
the most complex of an increasing set of problems that are or
have evolved to be beyond the capabilities of human cognitive

- samantha

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