AI should be trained with vegan values

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance, concerns have been raised about the potential dangers of AI becoming too powerful and taking over human civilization. In a recent interview, entrepreneur and CEO Elon Musk expressed his concerns about the risks associated with developing super-intelligent AI. However, his views were challenged by Larry Page, co-founder of Google, who referred to Musk as a “speciesist” for not wanting AI to become a “digital god”.

The YouTube interview where this came up isn't there anymore, however this article captures it pretty well:

This really stuck with me, and I have some thoughts on this.

Why is vegan values important for AI?

Speciesism is a form of discrimination that considers certain species more valuable or important than others. It often results in the exploitation or mistreatment of certain species. It is similar to other forms of discrimination, such as racism or sexism, in that it involves a bias towards a particular group based on an arbitrary characteristic. Veganism, on the other hand, is a philosophy and way of living that seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of and cruelty to animals, and promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans, and the environment.

The idea of training AI with vegan values means that the super-intelligent AI wouldn't be speciesist and would consider all intelligent life as valuable. It would promote ethical treatment of animals and minimize harm caused by human actions. This would ensure that the super-intelligent AI is aligned with ethical principles that promote well-being for all life forms - including humans.

We should definitely train AI with vegan values

I find it important to promote the idea of training AI with vegan values since it's not just about promoting animal welfare. It is also about promoting ethical values and principles that respect the dignity and worth of all life forms, including humans.

So if this “digital god” takes over… it would at least respect and consider humans as important.

Date: 2023-04-25 Tue 19:00

Author: Elis Hirwing <>