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Re: Artificial Intelligence

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 15:17:59 -0000
Archived: Sun, 06 Jan 2013 19:57:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence


>From: John Donaldson <John.Donaldson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:26:32 +0000
>Subject: Re: Artificial Intelligence

<snip>

>That doesn't settle the realism/anti-realism debate in ethics,
>of course; but even anti-realists about ethics acknowledge that
>the default position is realism

<snip

>anti-realists face the burden of argument, and we can assume
>moral realism is true until it is proven otherwise. That isn't
>to say that it can't be proven otherwise (or that it can),
>rather that if you want to make claims about the likelihood of
>amoral or evil super-AIs based on a rejection of moral realism
>then you better be prepared to argue for it, at length and with
>sophistication.

Hello John,

Nope, as you can see my position is that 'morality' +/or 'ethics'
are evolutionary outcomes which have developed (because they
work) to increase a species chances of survival. It's as simple
as that.

As you might also see, a corollary is that a different species
will necessarily have different morals/ethics, which are maybe
not even understood by themselves - just as most of us don't
seem to understand the meaning, origin or purpose of our own
'morals'.


Cheers

Ray D



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