Difference between revisions of "The Hanson-Yudkowsky AI-Foom Debate"

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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/ai-go-foom.html AI Go Foom] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/ai-go-foom.html AI Go Foom] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w2/observing_optimization/ Observing Optimization] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w2/observing_optimization/ Observing Optimization] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w3/lifes_story_continues/ Life’s Story Continues] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w3/lifes_story_continues/ Life's Story Continues] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/emulations-go-f.html Emulations Go Foom] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/emulations-go-f.html Emulations Go Foom] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/brain-emulation.html Brain Emulation and Hard Takeoff] by [[Carl Shulman]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/brain-emulation.html Brain Emulation and Hard Takeoff] by [[Carl Shulman]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w4/surprised_by_brains/ Surprised by Brains] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w4/surprised_by_brains/ Surprised by Brains] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/suppose-that-ro.html “Evicting” brain emulations] by [[Carl Shulman]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/suppose-that-ro.html “Evicting” brain emulations] by [[Carl Shulman]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w5/cascades_cycles_insight/ Cascades, Cycles, Insight…] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w5/cascades_cycles_insight/ Cascades, Cycles, Insight...] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/when-life-is-ch.html When Life Is Cheap, Death Is Cheap] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/when-life-is-ch.html When Life Is Cheap, Death Is Cheap] by [[Robin Hanson]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w6/recursion_magic/ …Recursion, Magic] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w6/recursion_magic/ ...Recursion, Magic] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/abstractdistant.html Abstract/Distant Future Bias] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/11/abstractdistant.html Abstract/Distant Future Bias] by [[Robin Hanson]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w8/engelbart_insufficiently_recursive/ Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/w8/engelbart_insufficiently_recursive/ Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]

Revision as of 08:55, 5 January 2010

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, the need for a theory of Friendliness, and the future of AI, brain emulations, and recursive improvement in general. This debate is often used to illustrate the difficulty of resolving disagreements, even among expert rationalists.

The posts constituting this debate have been collected here to make it easier to follow for future audiences.

Prologue

Main Sequence

Conclusion

Postscript