From: Joshua Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Feb 21 2010 - 01:14:31 MST
Yes, there is a need for a one-stop intro to the SIAI ideas. Masses of text
exist; a summary could be extracted. I wonder if Eliezer's upcoming book
will be that summary, although it may focus on rationality instead.
I agree that the "What is the Singularity" page comes most readily to mind,
but it deals with the Intelligence Explosion and not the FAI problem -- as
it it stems from the early SIAI years.
My effort in this direction is a presentation:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=780BC60094707D50 It's in Hebrew. I
might do it in English too.
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Thomas McCabe <email@example.com>wrote:
> No problem. This issue is why I linked to the Singularity Institute's
> overview page: http://intelligence.org/overview/whatisthesingularity. It's
> not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Robin Lee Powell
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 07:58:38PM -0500, Thomas McCabe wrote:
> >> This Singularity FAQ was co-authored by myself and Kaj Sotala. It
> >> is not intended to be an introduction to the Singularity;
> > Going to derail this, sorry.
> > What *would* you give to someone who has never heard of the
> > Singularity, but you think might be receptive? I have yet to find
> > anything that seems satisfying to me.
> > Ideally in book form.
> > -Robin
> > --
> > They say: "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
> > And I'm thinking: "Does it even occur to you to try for something
> > other than the default outcome?" See http://shrunklink.com/cdiz
> > http://www.digitalkingdom.org/~rlpowell/ *** http://www.lojban.org/
> - Tom McCabe
> Department of Mathematics
> Yale University
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