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I always interpreted the quote as a witty way to tell someone to shut up.
> The best evidence is that while firms frequently advertise to get people to buy their products, they almost never advertise to get people to buy their stock.
I've seen adds that I suspect were actually targeting potential investors. Granted this was followed by the company in question exploding s...(read more)
The AI might eventually conclude that the "JFK" in it's prior didn't refer to President John F. Kennedy but to some other guy with the initials JFK.
More interestingly, if the prior was specified as "The president isn't assassinated on November 22, 1963" it might conclude that John F Kennedy wasn't...(read more)
The steam engine was invented in Ancient Greece, didn't start an industrial revolution.
> This point will also need to explain why large civilizations (e.g. China) did NOT develop anything which looks like monotheism.
For the same reason large civilizations didn't develop anything which looks like science.
Original thread [here](http://lesswrong.com/lw/nl2/my_kind_of_moral_responsibi...(read more)