Re: Slow-fast singularity

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Wed May 07 2008 - 03:28:00 MDT

> > Most posts on this ML tacitly assume a blindingly fast singularity:
> > once we have self improving AI, we need to sort out Friendliness,
> > incorporate it into the AI, and then just step back and watch the
> > fireworks.
> Fast according to which definition of time? Physical time, as defined
> by the rotation of the Earth, oscillations of cesium atoms, etc. Or
> perceptual time defined by the rate of increase in entropy of the
> observer, like how 5 minutes seemed like an hour when you were a child?

Fast as in a single AI achieves dominance before any rivals can emerge
or be created.

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