Attn: Tom Ligon

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Re: Attn: Tom Ligon

Postby MSimon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:19 pm

Tom Ligon wrote: He thought the tendency of the AIs to find workarounds for their safeguards was worth thinking about.


Asimov had a few things to say about that.
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Re: Attn: Tom Ligon

Postby Tom Ligon » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:11 pm

MSimon wrote:
Tom Ligon wrote: He thought the tendency of the AIs to find workarounds for their safeguards was worth thinking about.


Asimov had a few things to say about that.


I think that may be the original inspiration for the strip. The Freefall AIs are not 3-laws robots, due to the flaws Asimov identified in that approach. They sort of follow those laws, but with modifications, and because they're self-aware and understand their programming, they get creative with it.


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