Re: Military Friendly AI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 17:46:30 MDT

James Higgins wrote:
> At 06:11 PM 6/27/2002 -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>> Smigrodzki, Rafal wrote:
>>> As you later say, the growing up of the infant AI might be
>>> unfavorably affected, in the distant analogy to the detrimental
>>> effects of early childhood emotional trauma in humans.
>> This is an appealing analogy which happens to be, as best I can tell,
>> completely wrong.
> Which part? Are you saying that humans don't experience detrimental
> effects later in life related to early childhood emotional trauma, or
> that this is not applicable to AI. If the later please explain why.

Did you read section 2 of "Creating Friendly AI", "Beyond Anthropomorphism"?
  It's not overly technical, and if you haven't read it, well... you really

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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