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

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 12:21:29 MDT

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:16:03AM -0700, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> 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.

Absolutely. I think it's idiotic *and* offensive. :-)


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