Re: Happy Box

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Sat May 03 2008 - 13:18:39 MDT

--- Samantha Atkins <> wrote:

> Matt Mahoney wrote:
> > Anything that the child AI does that differs from what the parent
> > would have done will be "wrong" in the view of the parent.
> Then there would be no point in such "children". One would only
> create
> perfect copies of itself. This is equivalent to saying there is no
> room for or need for any diversity or different POV forever. So this
> society becomes a static windup clock ticking away to its inevitable
> conclusion or going in the same circles forever.

That is the problem. Either the goals are fixed, in which case we will
get it wrong, or they are allowed to drift, in which case the parents
will get it wrong and they will drift toward rapid reproduction and
acquisition of computing resources.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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