Re: AI-Box Experiment 3: Carl Shulman, Eliezer Yudkowsky

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Aug 21 2005 - 20:54:21 MDT

Russell Wallace wrote:
> On 8/22/05, Tennessee Leeuwenburg <> wrote:
>>Maybe I am mis-understanding something about the nature of the scenario.
> I don't know what actually went on of course, but I'm going to guess
> what happened was that none of the three Gatekeepers had ever been on
> the receiving end of "reality distortion field" level charisma before;
> it's not something you come across often, and I can testify from
> experience, it can leave you going the next day "why the hell did I do
> that?".

Oh, don't I just wish. If I had that kind of charisma, even toned down to
obey rationalist ethics, SIAI would be a lot larger by now.

Also, by all accounts I've heard, reality distortion fields don't work over IRC.

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

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