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Michael OL commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"I agree that "morality" is a sort of constrained optimization problem; it emerges as the optimal solution of the problem of how to behave, subject to the constraint that we all share some interdependency.  Since no person is truly…"
Apr 3, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"I am taking my bat n ball home n I aint playing this game no more!"
Apr 1, 2012
Michael Stuart Campbell commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"You also mention it will "spin out of our control". The whole point of an AI is that it's autonomous, which is why thoughts as to it's concept of morality is so important. I personally don't think anyone should be under…"
Apr 1, 2012
Michael Stuart Campbell commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"If you have a reason why an AI would act that way then I'd like to continue debating the point. If your only support is that it's been done in the past by people holding supernatural morals, then I best keep my adultery a secret lest my…"
Apr 1, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"No I am thinking larger scale historical forces theisis, antithesis, synthesis, scary robot from Omaha: Bam!  Human history is white man's burden Lloyd, manifest destiny, that reservation will do quite nicely, thank you. I thought you…"
Apr 1, 2012
Michael Stuart Campbell commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"What do you mean under control? Think of them as humans: they'd get the same rights as we do. We don't limit the amount that people can learn. Contrary to your comment there actually are genuinely moral people out there, however this…"
Apr 1, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"Michael, Your ideas seem inapposite where the issue is the role of morality in human/ai relations. Those ideas seem perfectly suited to a more evolved homo sapien provided our little friends are under control. But gawd help us if ai achieves super…"
Apr 1, 2012
Michael Stuart Campbell commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"@Glen: You answered your own question. Cooperation is what's in it for the AI. Specialization and an open market leads to increased social gains compared to competition. The article explicitly states that instead of supernatural morals the…"
Apr 1, 2012
Glen Rosenberg commented on Michael Stuart Campbell's blog post Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
"That was interesting. What makes you think cooperation will be the ultimate goal of ai? How could ai fail to perceive how irrational, vicious, petty and ugly we humans are? In humans the strong have always killed, supplanted, enslaved and…"
Mar 30, 2012
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Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society

As computers begin to reach a human level of intelligence, some consideration must be given as to their concept of ethics. Appropriately aligning moral values will mean the difference between a contributing member of society and a sociopath. This artificial morality can be informed by the evolution of sociality in humans. Since evolution selects for the fittest individuals, morality can be viewed as having evolved from the superior benefits it provides. This is demonstrated by mathematical…See More
Mar 29, 2012
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Feb 6, 2012
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"Welcome, Michael! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Atheists Who Love Science, The Greatest Dead…"
Feb 6, 2012
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"Hi Dr. Michael, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace. True common sense, helped by science, leads to happy freethinking wisdom as you well know.   Death has no fear for me. There is no afterlife. Every night we…"
Feb 6, 2012

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Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 4:21pm 9 Comments

As computers begin to reach a human level of intelligence, some consideration must be given as to their concept of ethics. Appropriately aligning moral values will mean the difference between a contributing member of society and a sociopath. This artificial morality can be informed by the evolution of sociality in humans. Since evolution selects for the fittest individuals, morality can be viewed as having evolved from the superior benefits it provides. This is demonstrated by mathematical… Continue

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At 9:00pm on February 6, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 11:51am on February 6, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Michael! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Atheists Who Love Science, The Greatest Dead Philosophers, Geek and Nerd Haven, and Politics, Economics and Religion.

At 10:29am on February 6, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Dr. Michael, and welcome to this wonderful world of rationality, truth and peace.
True common sense, helped by science, leads to happy freethinking wisdom as you well know.  
Death has no fear for me. There is no afterlife. Every night we fall sleep and lose ourselves to the living world which carries on regardless. My only 'fear' is that I may die before age 90. I have so much to get done before then. 
  
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