Mindcrime

Mind CrimeMindcrime occurs when a computational process which has moral value is mistreated. For example, an advanced AI trying to predict human behavior might create simulations of humans so detailed as to be conscious observers, which would then suffer through whatever hypothetical scenarios the AI wanted to test and then be discarded.

Mind crimeMindcrime on a large scale constitutes a risk of astronomical suffering.

Mind crimeMindcrime is different from other AI risks in that the AI need not even affect anything outside its box for the catastrophe to occur.

Mind Crime occurs when a computational process which has moral value is mistreated. For example, an advanced AI trying to predict human behavior might create simulations of humans so detailed as to be conscious observers, which would then suffer through whatever hypothetical scenarios the AI wanted to test and then be discarded.

Mind crime on a large scale constitutes a risk of astronomical suffering.

Mind crime is different from other AI risks in that the AI need not even affect anything an agent can do justoutside its box for the catastrophe to occur.

The term was coined by using its own computational resources that is morally wrong. The most commonly used example is an AI creatingNick Bostrom in Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.

Not the same as thoughtcrime, a conscious simulation of a human being tortured.term for having beliefs considered unacceptable by society.

See also: Risks of Astronomical Suffering

Applied to Thoughts on Human Models by Multicore 2y ago

Mind Crime is anything an agent can do just by thinkingusing its own computational resources that is morally wrong. The most commonly used example is an AI creating a conscious simulation of a human being tortured.

Applied to Nonperson Predicates by Multicore 2y ago
Applied to The Aliens have Landed! by Multicore 2y ago

Mind Crime is anything an agent can do just by thinking that is morally wrong. The most commonly used example is an AI creating a conscious simulation of a human being tortured.

Created by Multicore at 2y