[ExI] Watson on NOVA
rpwl at lightlink.com
Wed Feb 16 00:11:24 UTC 2011
David Lubkin wrote:
> Richard Loosemore wrote:
>> In fact, the AGI would be designed to feel empathy *with* the human
>> species. It would feel itself to be one of us. According to your
>> logic, then, it would design its children and to do the same. That
>> leads to a revised conclusion (if we do nothing more than stick to the
>> simple logic here): the AGI and all its descendents will have the
>> same, stable, empathic motivations. Nowhere along the line will any
>> of them feel inclined to create something dangerous.
> You hope.
> I'm as strong a technophilic extropian as any, but I'm leery of Bet Your
> Species confidence. Yes, pursue AGI, MNT, SETI, genemod. But take
> adequate precautions.
No doubt about it. I am entirely with you. In fact I consider attempts
to deploy nanotech at this stage in our development to be dangerous.
I hope you are not automatically assuming that I would take no
precautions. My mind is fuly focussed on that issue. And since I am
steeped in the ideas surrounding the techniques that should be used, I
already know what kinds of precautions and how much (in general terms)
they could be trusted.
I think many people who are in the dark about the technical side of such
things see only impossibilities.
By all means let's get into a discussion about the technical aspects of
AGI safety, sometime. Anything would be better than the level of
uninformed speculation that is the norm on these lists.
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