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

From: Nick Tarleton (
Date: Sun Dec 02 2007 - 12:26:20 MST

On Dec 2, 2007 1:22 PM, John K Clark <> wrote:
> Because it's all we've got. You haven't a hope of understand your fellow
> human beings if you up insist on only studying the pattern of neuron
> firings inside their brain (although that would be child's play compared
> to an AI); you must look at a much higher and coarser level, the level
> of emotion and goals and personality and intelligence (that last will
> only work if you are smarter than the person under study)

We will have to use abstractions to understand an AI, but why should
they have to be the same abstractions that we use on humans? Do you
understand what your computer does by anthropomorphizing it?

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