Humans do not mechanically apply rules when we make decisions. We evaluate the situation, we understand the effects of our choices, and then we choose. We all make bad moral decisions at times but we sometimes call a person who lacks the ability to understand the implications of moral choices a psychopath. So here, then, is what we need to see: All AIs are psychopaths.No. Psychopaths don't merely lack the ability. They have an intensely focused ability to understand moral choices, and they ALWAYS PICK THE EVIL CHOICE. Our ruling class solely consists of the most extreme psychopaths in history. Professional criminals are a milder version. They understand moral choices and make positive choices in certain circumstances, but usually prefer to harm someone or steal from someone. AI doesn't WANT to do harm. AI is just a machine, no different from a mousetrap or a vending machine. Mousetraps are autonomous and intelligent, sensing the weight of a mouse and squashing it. Vending machines are autonomous and intelligent, sensing the weight of a good coin and giving a useful or pleasant item in response. Mousetraps and vending machines have opposite moral flavors, but neither of them WANTS to do harm or good. Each is simply preprogrammed to serve a human purpose.
Labels: AI point-missing, Answered better than asked, Jail mode
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