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'''Nanny AI''' is a form of [[Artificial General Intelligence]] proposed by [[Ben Goertzel]] to delay the [[Singularity]] and protect and nurture humanity. Nanny AI has been proposed to reduce the [[Existential risk|risks]] associated with the Singularity by delaying it until a predetermined time has passed, predetermined conditions are met, or permanently. Delaying the Singularity would allow for further research and reflection about our [[Complexity of value| values]].
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'''Nanny AI''' is a form of [[Artificial General Intelligence]] proposed by [[Ben Goertzel]] to delay the [[Singularity]] while protecting and nurturing humanity. Nanny AI was proposed as a means of reducing the [[Existential risk|risks]] associated with the [[Singularity]] by delaying it until a predetermined time has passed, predetermined conditions are met, or permanently. Delaying the Singularity would allow for further research and reflection about our [[Complexity of value| values]] and time to built a [[friendly artificial intelligence]].
  
 
Ben Goertzel has suggested a number of preliminary components for building a Nanny AI:
 
Ben Goertzel has suggested a number of preliminary components for building a Nanny AI:
* A somewhat smarter than human Artificial General Intelligence
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* A mildly superhuman Artificial General Intelligence
 
* A global surveillance network tied to the Nanny AI
 
* A global surveillance network tied to the Nanny AI
* Control of all robots given to the Nanny AI
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* Final control of all robots given to the Nanny AI
 
* To be reluctant to change its goals, increase its intelligence, or act against humanity's extrapolated desires
 
* To be reluctant to change its goals, increase its intelligence, or act against humanity's extrapolated desires
 
* To be able to reinterpret its goals at human prompting
 
* To be able to reinterpret its goals at human prompting
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* To yield control to another AI at a predetermined time
 
* To yield control to another AI at a predetermined time
  
In a paper by [http://lukeprog.com/ Luke Muehlhauser] and [[Anna Salamon]] to be published in The Singularity Hypothesis, it was suggested that programming a safe Nanny AI will require solving most, if not all, the problems that must be solved in programming a [[Friendly Artificial Intelligence]].  
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In a paper by [http://lukeprog.com/ Luke Muehlhauser] and [[Anna Salamon]] to be published in The Singularity Hypothesis, it was suggested that programming a safe Nanny AI will require solving most, if not all, the problems that must be solved in programming a [[Friendly Artificial Intelligence]]. Ben Goertzel suggests that a Nanny AI may be a necessary evil to prevent disasters from developing technology, though he acknowledges it poses risks of its own.  
 
 
Ben Goertzel suggests that a Nanny AI may be a necessary evil to prevent disasters from developing technology. He acknowledges that constructing a Nanny AI will be risky, but that it may be better than the alternative.
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
  
 
*[http://commonsenseatheism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Goertzel-Should-Humanity-Build-a-Global-AI-Nanny-to-Delay-the-Singularity-Until-its-Better-Understood.pdf Should humanity build a global AI nanny to delay the singularity until it’s better understood?] by Ben Goertzel
 
*[http://commonsenseatheism.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Goertzel-Should-Humanity-Build-a-Global-AI-Nanny-to-Delay-the-Singularity-Until-its-Better-Understood.pdf Should humanity build a global AI nanny to delay the singularity until it’s better understood?] by Ben Goertzel
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*[http://hplusmagazine.com/2011/04/20/mitigating-the-risks-of-artificial-superintelligence/ Mitigating the Risks of Artificial Superintelligence]
 
*[http://hplusmagazine.com/2011/08/17/does-humanity-need-an-ai-nanny/  Does Humanity Need an AI Nanny?] by Ben Goertzel
 
*[http://hplusmagazine.com/2011/08/17/does-humanity-need-an-ai-nanny/  Does Humanity Need an AI Nanny?] by Ben Goertzel
 
*{{cite book
 
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Revision as of 07:28, 14 July 2012

Nanny AI is a form of Artificial General Intelligence proposed by Ben Goertzel to delay the Singularity while protecting and nurturing humanity. Nanny AI was proposed as a means of reducing the risks associated with the Singularity by delaying it until a predetermined time has passed, predetermined conditions are met, or permanently. Delaying the Singularity would allow for further research and reflection about our values and time to built a friendly artificial intelligence.

Ben Goertzel has suggested a number of preliminary components for building a Nanny AI:

  • A mildly superhuman Artificial General Intelligence
  • A global surveillance network tied to the Nanny AI
  • Final control of all robots given to the Nanny AI
  • To be reluctant to change its goals, increase its intelligence, or act against humanity's extrapolated desires
  • To be able to reinterpret its goals at human prompting
  • To prevent any technological development that would hinder it
  • To yield control to another AI at a predetermined time

In a paper by Luke Muehlhauser and Anna Salamon to be published in The Singularity Hypothesis, it was suggested that programming a safe Nanny AI will require solving most, if not all, the problems that must be solved in programming a Friendly Artificial Intelligence. Ben Goertzel suggests that a Nanny AI may be a necessary evil to prevent disasters from developing technology, though he acknowledges it poses risks of its own.

References