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pnrjulius comments on Can't Unbirth a Child - Less Wrong

24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 20 April 2012 03:04:23PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, do we really want to give over control to a super-powerful intelligence that DOESN'T have feelings?

Comment author: JulianMorrison 20 April 2012 03:14:43PM 0 points [-]

Er, yes? Feelings are evolution's way of playing carrot-and-stick with the brain. You really do not want to have an AI that needs spanking, whether it's you or a emotion module that does it: it's apt to delete the spanker and award itself infinite cake.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 20 April 2012 03:15:32PM 0 points [-]

Can you summarize your reasons, stipulating that we really want to give over control to a super-powerful intelligence at all, for why we should want it to have feelings?