From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 29 2002 - 22:41:53 MDT
It doesn't really overcome the point about bias, Lee. Different people can
read the world's literature (or big samples thereof) and come to very
different conclusions, based on their "initial conditions" (their initial
belief systems) and their cognitive biases.
However, it is certainly in the plans to have Novamente read the whole
Internet one day.... I'm jealous, because I (until I assume transhuman
form) will never be able to do so.... Knowledge is a powerful tool for
overcoming bias, but not an absolutely powerful tool for this, by any
> So I agree with you about the unlikeliness of teaching ethics
> solely as a set of abstract principles (though I have not
> studied Eliezer's proposals), but the suggestion of having
> the AI read everything overcomes your point about bias.
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