Re: [agi] Two draft papers: AI and existential risk; heuristics and biases

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 10:39:31 MDT

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:09:58AM -0700, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> However, in comparison to "Creating a Friendly AI" (CFAI), I must
> note that the ambition of what's attempted in "Artificial
> Intelligence and Global Risk" (AIGR) is greatly reduced.
> CFAI tried, and ultimately didn't succeed, to articulate an
> approach to solving the problem of Friendly AI. Or at least, that
> is the impression it made on me....
> On the other hand, AIGR basically just outlines the problem of
> Friendly AI and explains why it's important and why it's hard.
> In this sense, it seems to be a retreat....

He does point out repeatedly that he's trying to operate in limited

> I suppose the subtext is that your attempts to take the intuitions
> underlying CFAI and turn them into a more rigorous and defensible
> theory did not succeed.

That's a very interetsing jump. Perhaps he's merely not finished


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