Re: About "safe" AGI architecture

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Sun Jun 13 2004 - 12:07:49 MDT

> An AGI, in principle, could find a way to exploit flaws in the OS to
> allow it to break the controls that its software framework places upon

I am not sure how much faith I have in this kind of safety mechanism. We are
talking about humans against the machine in an environment which is native
to the machine, how will you _ever_ be sure that every piece of hardware and
software in the machine does not contain a bug of _some_ sort that can be
exploited by the machine to get rid of programmed blocks? In a system as
complex as an AI? I am not discouraging this discussion just expressing
concern for the feasibility of a complete check. What about the bios? is the
cdrom firmware upgrade feature going to put humanity at risk?

I think a better way is to make the mind accept the kind of control that
programmers seek, and make it not try to overcome the restrictions imposed.


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