Re: Morality simulator

From: Joshua Fox (
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 00:09:54 MST

Jef Allbright wrote:
> I would argue that it is practical to test and refine models of moral
> reasoning using the best currently available computing elements,

> as long at they are properly fed and allowed to sleep, etc.

> They certainly wouldn't qualify as "general intelligence",
Right. My "morality simulator" idea does _not_ involve any AGI.

To compare, Although the analogy is not exact, "economics simulators"
can range between 1. Trivial evaluation of a known economic function
-- plug in values and calculate.
2. M.U.L.E.
3. the economics of Second Life (as analyzed, e.g., by Edward Castranova).

"Simulations" can involve human actors as well as computer actors
(non-AGI, of course).

However simple they are, surely they teach something.


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