Re: Two draft papers: AI and existential risk; heuristics and biases

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2006 - 00:54:57 MDT

On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 09:33:26AM -0700, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> _Cognitive biases potentially affecting judgment of global risks_
> An introduction to the field of heuristics and biases - the experimental
> psychology of reproducible errors of human judgment - with a special
> focus on global catastrophic risks. However, this paper should be
> generally useful to anyone who hasn't previously looked into the
> experimental results on human error. If you're going to read both
> chapters, I recommend that you read this one first.

Critiques and editing aside, that is an excellent paper. Very
intriguing; if I wasn't so bad at reading non-fiction, I'd buy the
recommended books.


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