RE: ethics

From: fudley (fuddley@fastmail.fm)
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 11:30:34 MDT


On Wed, 19 May 2004 12:56:34 -0400, "Christopher Healey"
<CHealey@unicom-inc.com> said:

> any black-box emergent-complexity solution is to be avoided

Thatís equivalent to saying never make an intelligent machine because
youíll
never understand a mind greater than your own. Forget minds, even simple
programs can be beyond understanding. It would only take a few
seconds to write a computer program to find a even number greater than
4 that is not the sum of two primes and then stop, but what will the
machine do,
will it ever stop? Nobody knows, all you can do is run the program and
watch what the machine does, and you might be watching forever.

John K Clark

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