Re: More silly but friendly ideas

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 18:54:13 MDT

2008/6/11 Vladimir Nesov <>:

> Such axioms are too crude, and will break down when situates becomes
> more complex. Asking an AI to decide which actions are ethical is a
> complex wish (
> ), and it's easy to run into a situation where a simple set of
> "ethical axioms" break down.

If you're trying to simulate human ethics, that's true, mainly because
ethical axioms, such as they are, are vague and subject to constant
revision. But it's easy enough to model an ethical system with
well-defined, fixed axioms which are then applied as a judge applies
statute law. Of course, the law may have consequences that were not
foreseen by the original legislators.

Stathis Papaioannou

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