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'''Value extrapolation''' can be defined as an account of how the human values, moral and desires would be under “ideal circumstances”. These circumstances refer to the access to full information about our motivations, its origins and goals, and are proposed as the model on top of which machine ethics should be developed.
 
'''Value extrapolation''' can be defined as an account of how the human values, moral and desires would be under “ideal circumstances”. These circumstances refer to the access to full information about our motivations, its origins and goals, and are proposed as the model on top of which machine ethics should be developed.
  
It is well known that the true origin of our moral evaluations and motivations are out of our conscious reach – they are the arbitrary product of a blind, natural selection process. This development process has led to the existence of desires we wish didn’t exist or could suppress (subsequently revealing the ability for “second-order desires”).
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It is well known that the true origin of our moral evaluations and motivations are out of our conscious reach. Their development process has facilitated the existence of desires we wish didn’t exist or could suppress (subsequently revealing the ability for “second-order desires”, such as wishing not to wish to eat so much cake).
As such, it seems clear that maybe a developed society as we see our own shouldn’t lay its foundations in these accidental terms. Humanity should, on the other hand, try to become aware, informed, of the root and paths that lead to our current values and shift them to a set of values intentionally chosen through a state of “reflective equilibrium”.
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As such, it seems clear that maybe a developed society should try to become aware, informed, of the root and paths that lead to our current values. Knowing this, understanding the unconscious cognitive processes that give rise to them could help us shift to a set of values intentionally chosen through a state of “reflective equilibrium”.
  
This extrapolation of our values, through [[Coherent Extrapolated Volition]], was proposed as having some advantages when developing the first AI seed, and seems useful in thinking a set of machines ethics, namely:
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Yudkowsky's, through [[Coherent Extrapolated Volition]], has proposed that a extrapolation of our motivation and goals could have advantages when developing the first AI seed. The extrapolation of values, in a complementary way, seems useful in thinking a set of machines ethics, namely:
  
* the use of real human values after the reflective process;
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::* the use of real human values after the reflective process;
* faster AI moral progress; dissolving preference contradictions;
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::* faster AI moral progress; dissolving preference contradictions;
* simplification of the human values through elimination of artifacts;  
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::* simplification of the human values through elimination of artifacts;  
* a possible solution for human goals’ integration in AI systems;  
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::* a possible solution for human goals’ integration in AI systems;  
* convergence of different human values.
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::* convergence of different human values.
  
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== Further Reading & References ==
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*[http://intelligence.org/files/CEV.pdf Coherent Extrapolated Volition] by Eliezer Yudkowsky
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*[http://intelligence.org/files/SaME.pdf The Singularity and Machine Ethics] by Muehlhauser & Helm
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*[http://ordinaryideas.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/indirect-normativity-write-up/ “Indirect Normativity” Write-up] by paulfchristiano, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/c0k/formalizing_value_extrapolation/ LW post and comments]
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*[http://multiverseaccordingtoben.blogspot.ca/2010/03/coherent-aggregated-volition-toward.html Coherent Aggregated Volition: A Method for Deriving Goal System Content for Advanced, Beneficial AGIs] by Ben Goertzel
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/c1x/extrapolating_values_without_outsourcing/ Extrapolating values without outsourcing]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/y3/value_is_fragile/ Value is Fragile]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/55n Human errors, human values]
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
* [[Coherent Extrapolated Volition]]
 
* [[Coherent Extrapolated Volition]]
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* [[Complexity of value]]
 
* [[Complexity of value]]
 
* [[Fragility of value]]
 
* [[Fragility of value]]
 
== Blog posts ==
 
*[http://ordinaryideas.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/indirect-normativity-write-up/ “Indirect Normativity” Write-up] by paulfchristiano, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/c0k/formalizing_value_extrapolation/ LW post and comments]
 
*[http://multiverseaccordingtoben.blogspot.ca/2010/03/coherent-aggregated-volition-toward.html Coherent Aggregated Volition: A Method for Deriving Goal System Content for Advanced, Beneficial AGIs] by Ben Goertzel
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/c1x/extrapolating_values_without_outsourcing/ Extrapolating values without outsourcing]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/y3/value_is_fragile/ Value is Fragile]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/55n Human errors, human values]
 
 
== External Links ==
 
*[http://intelligence.org/files/CEV.pdf Coherent Extrapolated Volition]
 

Latest revision as of 01:39, 18 September 2012

Value extrapolation can be defined as an account of how the human values, moral and desires would be under “ideal circumstances”. These circumstances refer to the access to full information about our motivations, its origins and goals, and are proposed as the model on top of which machine ethics should be developed.

It is well known that the true origin of our moral evaluations and motivations are out of our conscious reach. Their development process has facilitated the existence of desires we wish didn’t exist or could suppress (subsequently revealing the ability for “second-order desires”, such as wishing not to wish to eat so much cake). As such, it seems clear that maybe a developed society should try to become aware, informed, of the root and paths that lead to our current values. Knowing this, understanding the unconscious cognitive processes that give rise to them could help us shift to a set of values intentionally chosen through a state of “reflective equilibrium”.

Yudkowsky's, through Coherent Extrapolated Volition, has proposed that a extrapolation of our motivation and goals could have advantages when developing the first AI seed. The extrapolation of values, in a complementary way, seems useful in thinking a set of machines ethics, namely:

  • the use of real human values after the reflective process;
  • faster AI moral progress; dissolving preference contradictions;
  • simplification of the human values through elimination of artifacts;
  • a possible solution for human goals’ integration in AI systems;
  • convergence of different human values.

Further Reading & References

See Also