I signed it. #18 and #22 seem a bit fanciful if we get that far along, but 
laudable ;)

I didn't see anything on there about giving strong AI, or mind uploads, any 
kind of rights of personhood.


> On Feb 1, 2017, at 12:32 AM, Cecilia Tanaka <cecilia.tan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, dear all!  :D
> Already signed it yesterday, and I'm inviting you to read and consider 
> signing the Asilomar AI Principles.
> https://futureoflife.org/ai-principles/
> Take care!  <3
> Ceci
> ==========
> Artificial intelligence has already provided beneficial tools that are used 
> every day by people around the world. Its continued development, guided by 
> the following principles, will offer amazing opportunities to help and 
> empower people in the decades and centuries ahead.
> Research Issues
> 1) Research Goal: The goal of AI research should be to create not undirected 
> intelligence, but beneficial intelligence.
> 2) Research Funding: Investments in AI should be accompanied by funding for 
> research on ensuring its beneficial use, including thorny questions in 
> computer science, economics, law, ethics, and social studies, such as:
> How can we make future AI systems highly robust, so that they do what we want 
> without malfunctioning or getting hacked?
> How can we grow our prosperity through automation while maintaining people’s 
> resources and purpose?
> How can we update our legal systems to be more fair and efficient, to keep 
> pace with AI, and to manage the risks associated with AI?
> What set of values should AI be aligned with, and what legal and ethical 
> status should it have?
> 3) Science-Policy Link: There should be constructive and healthy exchange 
> between AI researchers and policy-makers.
> 4) Research Culture: A culture of cooperation, trust, and transparency should 
> be fostered among researchers and developers of AI.
> 5) Race Avoidance: Teams developing AI systems should actively cooperate to 
> avoid corner-cutting on safety standards.
> Ethics and Values
> 6) Safety: AI systems should be safe and secure throughout their operational 
> lifetime, and verifiably so where applicable and feasible.
> 7) Failure Transparency: If an AI system causes harm, it should be possible 
> to ascertain why.
> 8) Judicial Transparency: Any involvement by an autonomous system in judicial 
> decision-making should provide a satisfactory explanation auditable by a 
> competent human authority.
> 9) Responsibility: Designers and builders of advanced AI systems are 
> stakeholders in the moral implications of their use, misuse, and actions, 
> with a responsibility and opportunity to shape those implications.
> 10) Value Alignment: Highly autonomous AI systems should be designed so that 
> their goals and behaviors can be assured to align with human values 
> throughout their operation.
> 11) Human Values: AI systems should be designed and operated so as to be 
> compatible with ideals of human dignity, rights, freedoms, and cultural 
> diversity.
> 12) Personal Privacy: People should have the right to access, manage and 
> control the data they generate, given AI systems’ power to analyze and 
> utilize that data.
> 13) Liberty and Privacy: The application of AI to personal data must not 
> unreasonably curtail people’s real or perceived liberty.
> 14) Shared Benefit: AI technologies should benefit and empower as many people 
> as possible.
> 15) Shared Prosperity: The economic prosperity created by AI should be shared 
> broadly, to benefit all of humanity.
> 16) Human Control: Humans should choose how and whether to delegate decisions 
> to AI systems, to accomplish human-chosen objectives.
> 17) Non-subversion: The power conferred by control of highly advanced AI 
> systems should respect and improve, rather than subvert, the social and civic 
> processes on which the health of society depends.
> 18) AI Arms Race: An arms race in lethal autonomous weapons should be avoided.
> Longer-term Issues
> 19) Capability Caution: There being no consensus, we should avoid strong 
> assumptions regarding upper limits on future AI capabilities.
> 20) Importance: Advanced AI could represent a profound change in the history 
> of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate 
> care and resources.
> 21) Risks: Risks posed by AI systems, especially catastrophic or existential 
> risks, must be subject to planning and mitigation efforts commensurate with 
> their expected impact.
> 22) Recursive Self-Improvement: AI systems designed to recursively 
> self-improve or self-replicate in a manner that could lead to rapidly 
> increasing quality or quantity must be subject to strict safety and control 
> measures.
> 23) Common Good: Superintelligence should only be developed in the service of 
> widely shared ethical ideals, and for the benefit of all humanity rather than 
> one state or organization.
> ------- 
> "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your 
> curiosity.  It's your place in the world; it's your life.  Go on and do all 
> you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."  -  Mae Jemison

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