Re: New Revisions, New Home

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 17:59:16 MST

Mitch Howe wrote:
> "Mr. Yudkowsky asserts that it may be possible to create software without
> any of the kinds of flaws traditionally exploited by hackers. The truth
> today is that imperfect humans find this level of security difficult to
> produce, and even more difficult to verify when the only hackers are more or
> less evenly matched. But if there is a point at which software can be said
> to be 100% secure, then a superintelligence might be able produce a cleanly
> secure system that could not be perverted or hacked into by any mind, even
> if the attacker were vastly more intelligent than this system."

I really would prefer "discusses the possibility" to "asserts". My species is
too young for me to be asserting anything at this point.

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

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