Yeah, I think for general activities we can make a list of things that have a positive utilities for most cases. For example:
etc. I think this can be a very wide list.
Well, we definitely need a good definition of Morality then. And what is moral and non moral preferences. Looks like it converges to a discussion about terminology. Trying to understand what do you have in mind I can assume that an example of non moral preferences can be something like basic human needs. But when you choose to have this as a base doesn't that become your moral principles?
But here is a problem: how would you calculate your utility if you have no moral system? You need at least more moral axioms.
know believe that nothing is right do the following:
Rationality is a servant of Morality. There is no utility function separate from M.
M is like a subset of axioms driving your R. Thus, you cannot prove that nothing is right. But you cannot prove the opposite as well. Just because it is nonsense. You need an origin for your logical chain.
And that origin is our desires. Always. And desires depend on chemical reactions in your brain. We don't even need to imagine all these things. Clinical depression will do the work.
It is when you feel nothing-is-rightness, there is nothing you want, even wake up from the bed. But the utility function says "go and do the best until your M is not so destructive". And it works.
Any chance that Anthropic might expand the team to remote international collaboration in the future? I would apply but I am from Ukraine. Many great software companies successfully switched to remote work and covid crysis boosted this practice a lot. So just wondering.