[ExI] ai class at stanford

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 01:20:19 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> On 08/29/2011 01:03 PM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
>> Take, for example, me.  People sometimes question my chains of logic -
>> and sometimes rightly so.  I'm human, nobody's perfect all the time.  But
>> let's say I get uploaded then make a mistake.  Even if there is scads of
>> evidence that the emulation is most likely perfect, won't there be a
>> temptation to always declare that any mistakes I make are due to flaws
>> in my emulated mind?
> No more than you blame your parents, genetics, any possible brain damage and
> such for your
> mistakes now.  It is actually not in your interest to blame these
> externalities as you would be
> effectively saying that you are fundamentally broken and not to be trusted
> to some degree.
> Self defeating.

True.  But what if someone else cited that to have me legally declared a

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