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In late 2008, an extensive and long-awaited debate about the [[Technological Singularity]] occurred on [[Overcoming Bias]], mainly between [[Robin Hanson]] and [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]. It focused on the likelihood of [[hard takeoff|hard AI takeoff]] ("[[FOOM]]"), the need for a theory of [[Friendly AI|Friendliness]], and the future of [[AGI]], [[whole brain emulation]], and [[recursive self-improvement]] in general.  A stand-up debate on the same themes took place at ''Jane Street Capital'' in June 2011.
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In late 2008, an extensive and long-awaited debate about the [[Technological Singularity]] occurred on [[Overcoming Bias]], mainly between [[Robin Hanson]] and [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]. It focused on the likelihood of [[hard takeoff|hard AI takeoff]] ("[[FOOM]]"), the need for a theory of [[Friendly AI|Friendliness]], and the future of [[AGI]], [[whole brain emulation]], and [[recursive self-improvement]] in general.  A stand-up debate on the same themes took place at ''Jane Street Capital'' in June 2011, and Hanson made a further post in 2014.
  
 
The best resource for most readers new to the debate will be [[MIRI]]'s 2013 [http://intelligence.org/ai-foom-debate/ The Hanson-Yudkowsky AI-Foom Debate eBook], available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats. This includes
 
The best resource for most readers new to the debate will be [[MIRI]]'s 2013 [http://intelligence.org/ai-foom-debate/ The Hanson-Yudkowsky AI-Foom Debate eBook], available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats. This includes
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In Spring 2012 [[Luke Muehlhauser]] asked [[Kaj Sotala]] to write a summary and analysis of the debate; he made a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fih/a_summary_of_the_hansonyudkowsky_foom_debate/ draft of that analysis] available in November 2012.
 
In Spring 2012 [[Luke Muehlhauser]] asked [[Kaj Sotala]] to write a summary and analysis of the debate; he made a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fih/a_summary_of_the_hansonyudkowsky_foom_debate/ draft of that analysis] available in November 2012.
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==Post-book material==
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Not included in MIRI's 2013 book on the debate:
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* Robin Hanson's 2014 blog post on the subject in response to the publication of "Superintelligence", [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2014/07/30855.html I Still Don’t Get Foom]
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* [[Katja Grace]]'s 2014 hosted discussion on Less Wrong, [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/l4e/superintelligence_6_intelligence_explosion/ Superintelligence 6: Intelligence explosion kinetics]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:50, 22 October 2014

In late 2008, an extensive and long-awaited debate about the Technological Singularity occurred on Overcoming Bias, mainly between Robin Hanson and Eliezer Yudkowsky. It focused on the likelihood of hard AI takeoff ("FOOM"), the need for a theory of Friendliness, and the future of AGI, whole brain emulation, and recursive self-improvement in general. A stand-up debate on the same themes took place at Jane Street Capital in June 2011, and Hanson made a further post in 2014.

The best resource for most readers new to the debate will be MIRI's 2013 The Hanson-Yudkowsky AI-Foom Debate eBook, available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats. This includes

  • the original series of blog posts,
  • a transcript of the 2011 debate
  • Kaj Sotala's summary and analysis of the debate, and
  • a 2013 technical report on AI takeoff dynamics (“intelligence explosion microeconomics”) written by Yudkowsky.

Prologue

Main sequence

Conclusion

Postscript

Jane Street debate

A stand-up debate between Hanson and Yudkowsky on the same themes took place on Wednesday June 30 2011 at Jane Street Capital.

Draft summary and analysis

In Spring 2012 Luke Muehlhauser asked Kaj Sotala to write a summary and analysis of the debate; he made a draft of that analysis available in November 2012.

Post-book material

Not included in MIRI's 2013 book on the debate:

See also