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luzr: The strength of an optimizing process (i.e. an intelligence) does not necessarily dictate, or even affect too deeply, its goals. This has been one of Eliezer's themes. And so a superintelligence might indeed consider incredibly valuable something that you wouldn't be interested in at all, such...(read more)

I agree that it's not all-out impossible under the laws of thermodynamics, but I personally consider it rather unlikely to work on the scales we're talking about. This all seems somewhat tangential though; what effect would it have on the point of the post if "rewinding events" in a macroscopic volu...(read more)

luzr: The cheesecake is a placeholder for anything that the sentient AI might value highly, while we (upon sufficient introspection) do not. Eliezer thinks that some/most of our values are consequences of our long history, and are unlikely to be shared by other sentient beings.

The problems of mora...(read more)

Tim:

Eliezer was using "sentient" practically as a synonym for "morally significant". Everything he said about the hazards of creating sentient beings was about that. It's true that in our current state, our feelings of morality come from empathic instincts, which may not stretch (without introspec...(read more)

Lord:

I don't think there are scientists, who, in their capacity as scientists, debate what constitutes natural and artificial.

Tim:

That's beside the point, which was that if you could somehow find BB(n) for n equal to the size of a (modified to run on an empty string) Turing machine then the halting problem is solved for that machine.

Tim:

That's beside the point, which was that if you could somehow find BB(n) for n equal to the size of a (modified to run on an empty string) Turing machine then the halting problem is solved for that machine.

Tim:

That's beside the point, which was that if you could somehow find BB(n) for n equal to the size of a (modified to run on an empty string) Turing machine then the halting problem is solved for that machine.

Silly typo: I'm sure you meant 4:1, not 8:1.

luzr: You're currently using a program which can access the internet. Why do you think an AI would be unable to do the same? Also, computer hardware exists for manipulating objects and acquiring sensory data. Furthermore: by hypothesis, the AI can improve itself better then we can, because, as EY po...(read more)