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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: JulianMorrison 23 May 2008 08:09:00PM 0 points [-]

Sorry for a repost, my previous comment softly and silently vanished away, and since it wasn't at all spammy I can only assume that was a mistake.

Eliezer, please explain why you think that it would be immoral to build an FAI as a person? (I'm assuming a very loose interpretation of "person" that doesn't mean "thinks like a human" but does mean "talks back and claims to be conscious and self-experiencing".)

Surely the friendly goals would just be part of its ground-state assumptions?