From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 25 2006 - 15:06:29 MDT
Ben Goertzel wrote:
> I'll be offline for the rest of the day, but I'll write up something
> clear on my very simple decision theory approach to superrationality,
> tomorrow or over the weekend, and post it for criticism ;-)
> It deals simply with Newcomb's Paradox [taking the one box] but I did
> not think about Solomon's Problem, in fact I am not sure what this
> problem is (I assume it is related to King Solomon and the
> baby-halving threat, but if you could point to a webpage giving a
> crisp formulation of the problem I'd appreciate it).
Not the baby-halving threat, actually.
Here "Solomon's Problem" is referred to as "The Smoking Lesion", but the
formulation is equivalent.
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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