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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 29 December 2008 06:00PM

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Comment author: Zubon 30 December 2008 01:19:03PM 3 points [-]

haig, one might also believe that Friendly Artificial Intelligence is easier than Friendly Biological Intelligence. We have relatively few examples of FBI and no consistent, reliable way to reproduce it. FAI, if it works, works on better hardware with software that is potentially provably correct, and you can copy that formula.

AI is often mocked because it has been "almost there" for about 50 years, and FAI is a new subset of that. Versions of FBI have been attempted for at least 4000 years, suggesting that the problem may be difficult.

Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 09:10:40PM 0 points [-]

I like how you chose the acronym FBI, which is obviously ambiguous.

We might want to go with "Friendly Natural Intelligence" instead, FNI.