Re: I am a moral, intelligent being (was Re: Two draft papers: AI and existential risk; heuristics and biases)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 12:16:03 MDT

Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> It blows my mind that any intelligent and relevantly-knowledgeable
> person would have failed to perform this thought experiment on
> themselves to validate, as proof-by-existence, that an intelligent
> being that both wants to become more intelligent *and* wants to
> remain kind and moral is possible.
> Really bizarre and, as I said, starting to become offensive to me,
> because it seems to imply that my morality is fragile.

While I agree in general terms with your conclusion, I feel obliged to
point out that being personally offended by something is not evidence
against it.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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