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

From: David Picon Alvarez (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2006 - 02:54:39 MDT

From: "Keith Henson" <>
> I "solved" this problem in the fiction I have been writing by putting
> on the AIs that they would analyze as being such a good idea they would
> want to do otherwise. Namely, no reproduction inside uploaded simulations
> and no food production by the AIs outside the simulations.
> And the simulations were so attractive compared to the real world that the
> big problem was getting enough people to have children in the physical
> world to keep up a remnant population.

OK, why is this a problem? Why do there have to be people in the physical
world at all?

> (The AIs were constructed without the desire to reproduce and were only
> brought into existence by physical state humans.)

How do you avoid simmulating humans creating further AIs?


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