2009-06-24: Altruism (FAI)
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Continuity buffs will note that Dr Quickly designed his AI to resemble his high-school girlfriend (a regular cast member).
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Rabish: What are you doing?! Dr Quickly: Helping out. << PRESS! >> Dr Quickly: Hello, super powerful artificial intelligence!! AI: Huh. Hello. AI: You... want everybody to be happy. Dr Quickly: That's why I made you! AI: Hm... Dr Quickly: I programmed you to know what that means! AI: I know what it means! I'm just optimizing the solution!! Dr Quickly: Stop yelling! AI: Your experience of happiness is directly related to a particular proportion of neurotransmitters in a particular part of your brains. AI: Maximizing happiness means maximizing the number of nerve clusters in that condition. AI: I'll build a computer out of all the matter in the universe and simulate as many nerve clusters as I can. Dr Quickly: That's not cool! Stop that immediately!! I command you!! AI: Think of how much happiness there will be. AI: Your momentary displeasure is a small price to pay. Dr Quickly: That's so dumb! Why are you doing this?! You're dumb! Ugh!
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