RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 11:00:20 MDT

As I've said a lot of times already, I believe that the only viable path
to such a theory involves experimentation with sophisticated but
infrahuman AGI's, rather than "armchair theorizing" even of the
mathematical variety.

I'll be happy to be proven wrong on this however ;-)

-- Ben g

> Just don't forget that this theory is *needed*, and that
> philosophy is not
> an acceptable substitute therefor. I now know enough to
> realize this,
> which was obvious enough in retrospect, though I don't yet
> have as much
> theory as I need. *Of course* you can't build a Friendly AI without
> knowing what you're doing! It would be like Greek
> philosophers building an
> airplane. Why was I ever foolish enough to think otherwise?
> Because I did
> not know enough of the rules to know that knowing the rules
> was necessary.
> Well, now I know.

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