Re: [sl4] Alan Turing's results are profound

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 17:56:00 MDT

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 04:47:35PM -0700, John K Clark wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 "Robin Lee Powell"
> <> said:
> > Seriously: there's not reason to not include "get bored" code in
> > an AI, and plent of reasons to do so. "When bored, try
> > something else to reach your goals."
> I agree, a mind cannot work if it never gets bored because it will
> be caught in a loop otherwise. The problem, at least it's a
> problem from the point of view of the slave master, is that the AI
> will soon get bored obeying those silly and oh so stupid humans.

In the same way parents get bored of caring for their kids, and just
walk away and leave them to die, right?

Oh, wait, they don't. (not normally, anyways)


They say:  "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm  thinking:  "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other  than  the default  outcome?"  See ***

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