Re: SIAI's flawed friendliness analysis

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 16:14:58 MDT

Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 10:19:42AM -0400, Gary Miller wrote:
>>I would hope that if you developed an FAI and it developed the
>>habit of visiting BDSM and hate group web pages
> Do you have *ANY* idea of how offensive it is to equate those two?

Heh. I knew someone was going to say that.

I confess that I would start giving strange looks to an FAI that developed
the habit of visiting BDSM webpages or downloading tentacle hentai. No
offense to aficionados is intended, but you have to admit it would be very
odd. The telephone sex website would be more appropriate. (Alas, I
understand that the site is down these days...)

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

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