Re: [sl4] Simple friendliness: plan B for AI

From: Andrew Hickey (
Date: Tue Nov 09 2010 - 12:20:07 MST

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Alexei Turchin <> wrote:

> 3) AI must comply with all existing CRIMINAL an CIVIL laws. These laws are
> the first attempt to create a friendly AI in the form of state. That is an
> attempt to describe good, safe human life using a system of rules. (Or
> system of precedents). And the number of volumes of laws and their
> interpretation speaks about complexity of this problem - but it has already
> been solved and it is not a sin to use the solution.

Most states in human history, including most now existing, are pretty
much the definition of *un*friendly. That there has never been a case
yet where people's rule-of-thumb attempts to "describe good, safe
human life using a system of rules" haven't led to the death,
imprisonment and in many cases torture of many, many people, seems to
me one of the stronger arguments against a rule-based system.

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