Re: FAI means no programmer-sensitive AI morality

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Jun 29 2002 - 22:50:18 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
>>If our universe had been created by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, if
>>the Trinity were bound up in the foundations of order for all reality
>>and our own world simply a reflection of it, then Novamente would
>>indeed, as it grew and came to reflect more and more of the universe and
>>to learn more and more of its creators, find these concepts quite
>>'natural'. For Novamente too exists in the world that is sustained by
>>the bounty of the Lord. Do not suppose in your hubris that Novamente
>>exists independently of God because you have 'created' it, for the very
>>materials of which you fashioned it exist by the will of the Creator and
>>would cease in an instant if ever He should withdraw His will. Amen.
> And if Novamente *failed* to see the truth of the {Father, Son, Holy Spirit}
> story, what would this prove, to our hypothetical Catholic
> A) that the story is wrong?
> B) that Novamente is demon-spawn???

Asking this question shows your lack of faith, Ben.

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

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