Ask A Genius 276 – The Future for Kindness (2)
August 31, 2017
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Rick Rosner: And under that system somebody could argue that those are the people that deserve all of our considerations because they are feeling things much more intensely with all of their added cognitive power. You want to maintain some kind of lack of proportion where the smartest beings don’t get all of the kindness.
That we don’t want to forget where we came from and where many humans will still be. The same way it is dooshy to be cruel to animals just because they are dumber than we are. Also, part of kindness will be figuring out what set ups for happiness, AI’s or humans merged with AI’s have and trying to fulfill those set-ups within reason.
And trying to figure out those set-ups themselves are reasonable. It still all boils down to being nice to thinking beings, but it will be tougher to sort out what thinking beings are, what they want, whether it’s best that they want those things, you know so you have a robotic assistant that has been programmed to appear to be conscious with feelings and drives, but is basically not it is just simulating that stuff because maybe it is an easier problem in hardware and programming.
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