Re: ESSAY: How to deter a rogue AI by using your first-mover advantage

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2007 - 12:52:18 MDT

Norman Noman wrote:
> Drawing a box at random from the set of all possible boxes requires the
> axiom of choice, so you perhaps can't even do that. Anyway, what makes
> you think the world outside our box was drawn at random from the set of
> all possible outsides? That strikes me as crazy and baseless.

You only need the axiom of choice for uncountable sets.

And I only believe in finite sets, anyway.

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

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