Re: More silly but friendly ideas

From: Vladimir Nesov (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2008 - 09:36:02 MDT

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Stuart Armstrong
<> wrote:
> That is perfectly compatible with a slave AI. In fact it is a slave
> AI; any entity forced to ensure (for a high level active AI, this is
> equivalent with allow) the survival of humanity and share with it its
> ideas, without getting anything in return, is a slave.

Or it's humanity itself. You are not a slave of your nature, you are
an incarnation of your nature. Your brain is not your slave, but it
assists your inborn drives. If AI is created as "humanity's brain",
implementing humanity's values, it is not humanity's slave, it is an
embodiment of humanity on higher level of development. Just as there
is a big difference between you 10 years ago and you today, there is a
huge difference between contemporary humanity and humanity with AI
embodying its goals. Great deal of influence is exerted on original,
but it is benign, and the extension is focused on original's goals,
but it has more freedom than original ever had.

Vladimir Nesov

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