[ExI] Universally versus 'locally' Friendly AGI

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 22:12:28 UTC 2011

2011/3/6 Amon Zero <amon at doctrinezero.com>:
> By "locally Friendly", I mean an AGI that respects certain boundaries, is
> Friendly to *certain* people and principles, but not ALL of them. E.g. a
> "patriotic American" AGI. That may sound bad, but if you've got a choice
> between that and a completely unconstrained AGI, at least the former would
> protect the people it was developed by/for.

This is an interesting point, which reflects something I have been
repeating for some time.

In traditional wars, cavalries of one community were fighting those of
other communities. It was not horses against humans.

Now, we have been knowing several competing divides: young against
elder, nationalisms against nationalisms, gender against gender,
proletarians against capitalists, various religious persuasions
fighting each other and against secularism, international cartels
fighting other international cartels, race against race, clash of
civilisations, etc.

BUT many of us seem to expect that for any reason "silicon vs bio"
would immediately become the defining divide and wipe away any other
distinction and sense of belonging. This is far from obvious.

Stefano Vaj

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