Re: Problems with AI-boxing

From: Pilot Pirx (
Date: Fri Aug 26 2005 - 15:55:45 MDT

The virtual evaluation world would have to be completely convincing to the AI-solate, or it might decide to fool everyone and be completely friendly, pass the "test", but then raise hell once it was hooked into the real world.

Mike Williams <> wrote:Rather, what kind of virtual world could be built to ethically contain a
sentient being, so that it could be evaluated prior to releasing it?
Its interactions with the inhabitants of the virtual world could be of
help in determining how friendly it is.

Pilot Pirx wrote:
> Perhaps the Moon should be considered as
> a containment site for experimental AI/nanotech research and development.
> */Mike Williams /* wrote:
> > If you[1] think it's OK to keep a human-equivalent AI in a box,
> > isolatiing it both socially and sensorily, what makes you think are
> > moral enough to be capable of creating friendly *anything*, or even
> > recognizing it when it comes along?
> >
> How big is the box? Aren't we all in a universe-sized box?
> Mike
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