Re: Military Friendly AI

From: James Higgins (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 17:57:40 MDT

At 07:46 PM 6/27/2002 -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>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 should.

I've probably read it, but remembering it is an entirely different matter
(it would have been quite a while back). So your absolutely correct, I
really should read it (again).

Given your replay should I take it that your were referring to the later?

James Higgins

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