Re: [Fwd: Eliezer speaks (forwardable)] - was loserhood and analysis

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From: Strata Rose Chalup (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 15:22:45 PDT

True, but one can simulate what looks like them, perhaps without
intending to-- recall the paper "Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic
Psychology by Valentino Braitenberg, (book "Vehicles", MIT Press, 80's),
where simple combinations of behaviors simulated more complex emotive
states. A small vehicle trying to minimize its exposure to light
appears "scared of" a flashlight, for instance.

Just snagged the MITPress book to get the author cite on Vehicles, and
see that "Robo Sapiens" by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio is due Sept
2000. Looks highly relevant.


"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> [...]
> Ego and hubris are complex functional adaptations representing millions
> of years of evolution, neither of which will spontaneously appear in an
> AI's source code any more than freshly baked pizzas will start growing
> on palm trees next Tuesday.
> [...]

Strata Rose Chalup []   |, KF6NBZ
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