[ExI] Unfrendly AI is a mistaken idea.
eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jun 1 15:11:27 UTC 2007
On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 03:56:57PM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:
> Actually it's the other way around. Man-eating bots would have to
Well, yeah, it's a weapon.
> carry a huge amount of fantastically complex baggage: the ability to
Not so fantastically complex. Biology packages this in less than
a cubic micron.
> survive, reproduce and adapt in the wild. (So much so, in fact, that
There's not that much for survival: you just have to find enough food
to burn. Adaptation comes for free with imperfect reproduction, of
course, there are some serious tricks to that.
> they won't exist in the first place; it would take a Manhattan Project
> to create them, and who's going to pay that much money to be eaten?)
You'd need a Manhattan project for machine-phase in any case.
Gadgets to gobble up the ecosphere would only require a few more
> Good-guy bots can delegate all that to human designers (assisted by
You need human designers, or at least serious amount of computation
to crunch out the details.
> computers that don't have to run on battery power) and factories; they
Power is power. Cellulose/Lignin/fat/protein/humus are just fuel.
> can be slimmed down, specialized for killing the man-eating bots.
It wouldn't work. Toner wars would be quite deadly in reality,
since requiring a lot of fuel to protect the fuel.
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