Re: Deliver Us from Evil...?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Apr 06 2001 - 01:25:47 MDT

James Higgins wrote:
> BS. Testing means jack when you are talking about something that will
> complete reinvent itself a thousand times. And I have a feeling that the
> design will have little long-term impact also. Certainly, the design will
> influence how well the AI starts off, and how well it upgrades itself the
> first few times or so. But beyond the first dozen or less redesigns, it
> will have little, if any, resemblance to the original. So excuse me if I
> don't have much faith.

The point, James Higgins, is that exactly the same thing could be said of
a human upload embarking on a hard takeoff. So I see no comparative
advantage here.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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