The set of actions, behaviors, and outcomes that a human or other Modosophont would view as benevolent, rather than malevolent; nice, rather than malicious; friendly, rather than unfriendly; good, rather than evil.

Friendly AI A device that does what you ask em to, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, or as long as it's a request to alter your own matter/space/property; a device which doesn't cause involuntary pain, death, alteration, or violation of personal environment.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev, based on Creating Friendly AI

Initially published on 29 October 2001.