From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 17 Apr 2006 - 17:06:43 GMT
At 03:37 PM 4/17/2006 +0200, Tonie Putter wrote:
snip (mostly agree, just not commenting on it)
>May the gods protect us against the morals of sentient machines....
The problem is there are no gods--yet! Sentient machines of the
self-improving variety are likely to qualify though.
One of the approaches to sentient machines is to blindly reproduce a human
brain and upload it with a human mind. That approach scares me because
humans seem to have behavior switches (for memes) that are activated when
we have over stressed the environment and anticipate a bleak future.
Accidently having that activated in a powerful AI is not a happy prospect.
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