So: you are saying you think I am Dr Evil?

No, that if you consider him being silly enough to say X to be evidence of innocence and he is trying to persuade you then he'll say X.

Ah - now I see! Oops! I don't tend to go in for super-evil stereotypes in the first place. So, I can't say I have much interest in evidence on this topic - but yes, this would be anecdotal evidence, at best.

Ah - now I see! Oops! I don't tend to go in for super-evil stereotypes in the first place. So, I can't say I have much interest in evidence on this topic - but yes, this would be anecdotal evidence, at best.

:P We were talking about evidence? I thought were were talking about absurd counterfactuals and hypothetical cape wearing sociopaths.

A Brief Overview of Machine Ethics

by lukeprog 1 min read5th Mar 201191 comments

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Earlier, I lamented that even though Eliezer named scholarship as one of the Twelve Virtues of Rationality, there is surprisingly little interest in (or citing of) the academic literature on some of Less Wrong's central discussion topics.

Previously, I provided an overview of formal epistemology, that field of philosophy that deals with (1) mathematically formalizing concepts related to induction, belief, choice, and action, and (2) arguing about the foundations of probability, statistics, game theory, decision theory, and algorithmic learning theory.

Now, I've written Machine Ethics is the Future, an introduction to machine ethics, the academic field that studies the problem of how to design artificial moral agents that act ethically (along with a few related problems). There, you will find PDFs of a dozen papers on the subject.

Enjoy!