Re: Fighting UFAI

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Jul 12 2005 - 22:38:54 MDT

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 09:22:17PM -0700, Phillip Huggan wrote:
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:
> >> Someone else said:
> >> But AI is still dependant upon the speed of human
> >> infrastructure in the early stages. It could probably get all
> >> the microscopy/lab equipment it needs couriered to some
> >> location from hardware stores, but unless a very foolish person
> >> with mechanical aptitude could be convinced to aid AI,
> >
> >Geez! WHAT are the odds of THAT! How likely is it that an
> >inhumanly persuasive mind could find, somewhere on the planet
> >Earth, a person willing to follow phoned instructions about
> >mixing couriered test tubes, in exchange for a million dollars
> >and a sob cover story about a dying twelve-year-old girl who
> >needs a cure in the next 48 hours?
> So, how do we save this dying girl? Yes, there might be a
> single-digit % of the population which would be duped by such a
> scheme, and a smaller subset who would volunteer to (though this
> # is growing in some ares of the world).

All it needs is one.

You *have* heard of 419 scams, right?


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