It may amuse you to know, I am told by my lawyer partners that a really astonishing proportion of crazy people who write to you really do use green ink. It seems astonishing to imagine that there really could be a correlation between sanity and favoured ink colour.

This is the first place I have ever seen anyone say that green ink writers use actual green ink. Added to RW!

5AdeleneDawner10y I should be astonished, but I'm not. A statistically unlikely proportion of the autistics I know have a strong preference for the color purple (and I don't think I know any NTs with that preference), so the idea that color preference is a function of neurotype doesn't seem too odd to me.
9Wei_Dai10y Yikes, did anyone else notice the amount of green on this site?

Advice for AI makers

by Stuart_Armstrong 10y14th Jan 20101 min read211 comments


A friend of mine is about to launch himself heavily into the realm of AI programming. The details of his approach aren't important; probabilities dictate that he is unlikely to score a major success. He's asked me for advice, however, on how to design a safe(r) AI. I've been pointing him in the right directions and sending him links to useful posts on this blog and the SIAI.

Do people here have any recommendations they'd like me to pass on? Hopefully, these may form the basis of a condensed 'warning pack' for other AI makers.

Addendum: Advice along the lines of "don't do it" is vital and good, but unlikely to be followed. Coding will nearly certainly happen; is there any way of making it less genocidally risky?