[sl4] Uploads coming first would be good, right?

From: Aleksei Riikonen (aleksei@iki.fi)
Date: Thu Jan 15 2009 - 21:47:33 MST

Since the risks associated with uploaded faster-thinking humans are
relatively easy to understand and explain to decision-makers, wouldn't
it be good if uploads happened before de novo AGI, on the risks of
which it is much easier to find disagreement among somewhat smart

Also, as noted recently, the possession of faster-thinking uploads of
human FAI researchers (assuming sufficient computing power) would
amount to a solution of FAI, insofar as the problem is solvable by
human researchers in the first place. (If it's not solvable, utilizing
said uploads would demonstrate that.)

Aleksei Riikonen - http://www.iki.fi/aleksei

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