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Irgy comments on Nonperson Predicates - Less Wrong

29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 December 2008 01:47AM

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Comment author: Irgy 20 January 2013 11:47:23PM 0 points [-]

I've actually lost track of how this impacts my original point. As stated, it was that we're worrying about the ethical treatment of simulations within an AI before worrying about the ethical treatment of the simulating AI itself. Whether the simulations considered include AIs as well as humans is an entirely orthogonal issue.

I went on in other comments to rant a bit about the human-centrism issue, which your original comment seems more relevant to though. I think you've convinced me that the original article was a little more open to the idea of substantially nonhuman intelligence than I might have initially credited it, but I still see the human-centrism as a strong theme.

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 21 January 2013 02:22:42PM 2 points [-]

My point is he's clearly not drawing a box tightly around what's human or not. If he's concerned with clearly-sub-human AI, then he's casting a significantly wider net than it seems you're assuming he is. And considering that he's written extensively on the variety of mind-space, assuming he's taking a tightly parochial view is poorly founded.