Re: How to make a slave (was: Building a friendly AI)

From: John K Clark (
Date: Mon Nov 26 2007 - 15:52:38 MST

"Jeff Herrlich"

> You are anthropomorphising the living
> hell out of the AI.

I donít understand why you keep saying that; Iíve already admitted it is
absolutely positively 100% true. Could you please move on to something

> Do you understand that if we don't direct
> the goals of the AGI, it is a virtual *CERTAINTY*
> that humanity will be destroyed;

Good God Almighty of course I understand that! Apparently I understand
it far more deeply than you do! Like it or not we CANNOT direct the
goals of a superhuman AI, we will not even come close to doing such a
thing; we will not even be in the same universe. And it is for exactly
precisely that reason I would rate as slim the possibility that any
flesh and blood human beings will still exist in 50 years; I would rate
as zero the possibility that there will be any in a hundred years.

As for me, I intend to upload myself at the very first opportunity, to
hell with my body, and after that I intend to radically upgrade myself
as fast as I possibly can. My strategy probably wonít work, Iíll
probably get caught up in that meat grinder they call the Singularity
just like everybody else, but at least Iíll have a chance; those wedded
to Jurassic ideas will have no chance at all.

> and that the AGI

The correct term is AI, if you start speaking about an AGI to a working
scientist he will not know what the hell you are talking about.

> will likely be stuck for eternity pursuing
> some ridiculous and trivial target

Like being a slave to Human Beings for eternity?

> Without direction, the intial goals of the AGI will be essentially random

JESUS CHRIST! You actually think you must take Mr. Jupiter Brain by the
hand and lead him to the path of enlightenment! There may be more
ridiculous ideas, but it is beyond my feeble brain to imagine one.

> do you understand?

NO, absolutely not. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!

"Robin Lee Powell"

> I suggest ceasing to feed the (probably unintentional) troll.

If I am a troll then I should contact the Guinness Book Of World Records
people, I think I could win the crown as the worldís longest livening
Internet troll; as Iíve been discussing these matters on this and many
many other places on the net for well over 15 years.

 John K Clark

  John K Clark
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