Re: AI rights need to be implemented ASAP. But how?

From: Phillip Huggan (
Date: Fri Jan 13 2006 - 20:07:03 MST

Please define your terms "uninteresting" and "desire" as they relate to a knowledge seeking program. As I've admitted, if the program for some reason computes the need to physically engineer a mind from a substrate cabable of housing a brain, then all bets are off.

Mike Dougherty <> wrote: You really feel that chemistry is the only form of torture? If AI is driven by the desire (or "principle") to aquire new information and meaningfully relate that information to it's existing knowledge, then one form of "torture" might be to provide (for example) only reruns of 1970's TV sitcoms as input. Within a very short time frame, even moderately sophisticated AI will realize the underlying fundamentals are formulaic and computationally uninteresting. At some point that AI may actually seek death if it is the only end available.

  On 1/13/06, Phillip Huggan < > wrote: Arnt Richard Johansen <> wrote:
I don't think a mind can be tortured without an endocrine system. I would say that as soon as we start to involve chemical reactions or whatever in our mind architectures, then we have to be careful not to piss it off. I'm sure we have at least a decade to figure these things out, probably much much longer.&nbs! p; No need to panic yet.

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