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I don't think this is a good illustration of point 6. The video shows a string of manipulative leading questions, falling short of the " in a way that they would endorse" criteria.

When people understand that a string of questions is designed to strong arm them into a given position they rarely endorse it. It seems to me that point 6 is more about benevolent and honest uses of leading questions.

Admittedly, I am making the assumption that " in a way that they would endorse" means "such that if people understood the intent that went into writing the string of questions in that way they would approve of the process".

at first she had qualms literally called "Effective Evil"

I think this sentence is missing "working for an organization".

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More typos: * That's is ridiculous -> That is ridiculous / That's ridiculous * Shouldn't you be infiltrating and destroying good organizations. -> (punctuation) organizations? * his enemies arguments -> enemies' * That the problem with taking utilitarianism too far. -> That's

I found this post interesting but I think there is something wrong with it, even though I estimate that its central point has value. My remarks focus on "this post as an advice" rather than the "phenomenon explanation" part of the post.

Perhaps the first thing I should say is that I agree some people have a tendency to think too much in certain situations. To delay the first try for too long and to waste a lot of time optimizing entire lines of though that will be revealed to be worthless after five minutes of concrete work. I am one of those people and I h... (read more)

A few typos.

  • How’s intuitively going to be better --> Who's intuitively going to be better
  • igure out” that they need to to help and how. --> igure out” that they need to help and how.
  • very single job as though I’d be a life-and-death decision whether or not to apply --> very single job as though it'd be a life-and-death decision whether or not to apply
2Gunnar_Zarncke7mo
Also: Shouldn't it be "unreasonably effective" in

Thank you. Having one answer definitely feels better than none. I think I will delay the project a bit and gather views until I have amassed enough. Hopefully recommendations can pile up with time, i think I receive some periodically. I will write down your recommendation and they will be part of my effort, though probably not right now.

Recently, Yudkowsky has been recently talking about third countries stealing

Should probably be

Recently, Yudkowsky has been talking about third countries stealing

2NunoSempere10mo
Changed.

I know this comment is a few months old, but an answer might still be helpful.

I think the following quote from the article answers your question.

From Yudkowsky’s perspective, I gather, talking about human rationality without saying anything interesting about AI is about as difficult as talking about AI without saying anything interesting about rationality.