For those in the Stanford AI-class
post by Dr_Manhattan
score: 8 (11 votes) ·
I posted an obligatory FAI question for the Thrun/Norvig office hours. You can vote here https://www.ai-class.com/sforum/?modSeries=19a660&modTopic=45&modSubmission=5cabd7. Only top questions will be answered :)
ETA: it's now the top question in the category by a nice margin!
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comment by XiXiDu
· score: 3 (3 votes) · LW
I wrote Norvig about friendly AI issues in June but he never answered my email. I just wrote Sebastian Thrun. So if this question doesn't make it through, maybe my email will.
comment by Suryc11
· score: 1 (3 votes) · LW
One response (unnamed): What can be done is that you can become involved yourself. I am aware of a major open source project that will be announced shortly that will have a major ethical component (I don't use the term "Friendly AI" because SIAI's proposal is shortsighted, unwise, and unethical). Contact me via my blog at http://becominggaia.wordpress.com/papers/ I (it) can point you to a number of conferences and resources as well.
Shortsighted, unwise, and unethical?
Anyone heard of this blog before?
comment by DanPeverley
· score: 4 (4 votes) · LW
"Becominggaia" as a website name set off my alarms, and it only got worse when I read one of his papers. The author appears to believe that greater intelligence is necessarily equated with greater benevolence, thus limiting any need for fear of existential risk. I skimmed though, and I admit I was a bit biased from the onset by the use of Kant's philosophy, so draw your own conclusions.