Singularity Summit 2011 Workshop Report

What changes with WBE?

Did you read the part of the workshop report that talked about this?

this decision, as it's being made, doesn't take many out of the pool of those who would make progress towards UFAI

Getting decision theory "right enough" could be important for building a viable UFAI (or at least certain types of it, e.g., non-neuromorphic). There's reason to think for example that AIXI would fail due to incorrect decision theory (but people trying to make AIXI practical do not seem to realize this yet). Given that we seem to constitu... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘/CTRL+F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

What changes with WBE?

Did you read the part of the workshop report that talked about this?

Yes, and I agree, but it's not what I referred to. The essential part of the claim (as I accept it) is that given WBE, there exist scenarios where FAI can be developed much more reliably than in any feasible pre-WBE scenario. At the very least, dominating WBE theoretically allows to spend thousands of subjective years working on the problem, while in pre-WBE mode we have at most 150 and more likely about 50-80 years.

What I was talking about is probability of suc... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘/CTRL+F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

Singularity Summit 2011 Workshop Report

by lukeprog 1 min read1st Mar 201230 comments

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Here is a short new publication from the Singularity Institute, on the 2-day workshop that followed Singularity Summit 2011.

Note the new publication design. We are currently porting our earlier publications to this template, too.