Re: Building a friendly AI from a "just do what I tell you" AI

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2007 - 01:40:23 MST

Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> Other people have already said this to you, but I'll say it
> differently: you're projecting human thought patterns on to the AI.
> Just because the AI is smart doesn't mean that it thinks to check
> before dropping a piano on a busy street. That's from an example I
> saw somewhere; if you're moving a piano out of a 6th story
> apartment, think about every bit of cognition that has to go right
> for you to look down and check for the presence of people rather
> than just dopping the thing.

Do you remember where you saw this?

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

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