[ExI] Losing control (was: Unfrendly AI is a mistaken idea.)

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 08:57:57 UTC 2007

On 17/06/07, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <sentience at pobox.com> wrote:

Someone says they want to hotwire their brain's pleasure center; they
> say they think it'll be fun.  A nearby AI reads off their brain state
> and announces unambiguously that they have no idea what'll actually
> happen to them - they're definitely working based on mistaken
> expectations.  They're too stubborn to listen to warnings, and they're
> picking up the handy neural soldering iron (they're on sale at
> Wal-Mart, a very popular item).  What's the moral course of action?
> For you?  For society?  For a superintelligent AI?

I, society or the superintelligent AI should inform the person of the risks
and benefits, then let him do as he pleases.

Stathis Papaioannou
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