Re: [sl4] Starglider's Mini-FAQ on Artificial Intelligence

From: William Pearson (
Date: Thu Oct 08 2009 - 05:53:01 MDT

2009/10/8 Matt Mahoney <>:
> From: "" <>
>> Thanks for sharing. I think the only thing I would disagree with is the idea of easily escaping connecionist AIs. We are an example of an AI that can't easily escape onto the internet. If the AI is built on an architecture where there are different security domains (so no part knows all the source code), *and* it is a messy design  with no over-arching theme to copy then I don't see why it shouldn't have as hard a time escaping as we do.
> I disagree. AI will *be* the internet because that is the cheapest way to build it. In order for AI to be friendly, it has to at least know what you know so it can predict what you will want. Most of what you know is not on the internet, so it has to be communicated to the AI.

Huh? By escaping onto the internet, I meant copying its source onto a
significant portion of the worlds processing power. Not being simply
being connected to the internet.


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