Re: Investing in FAI research: now vs. later.

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Sat Mar 01 2008 - 19:08:02 MST

--- wrote:

> On 2/11/08, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky -
> > Similarly, building an AI that knows what you "really mean" by
> > "Friendly" when you type "Please make a Friendly AI" at the prompt, is
> > FAI-complete, and not any easier than building a Friendly AI.
> Suppose you could build an AI that obeys your orders, but is not
> friendly. To build a FAI you still need to do more research. The AI
> could help you do your research, as such it would be a useful tool in
> arriving at a FAI.

If you have to do the research, it's not AI, just a tool.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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