Re: DiscoveryCh - AI

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 08:37:48 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
>As people in presence of >H AIs, we're really, really small
>beer. ...
>The Powers are the AIs. Since I don't see a mechanism by which
>we should be able to keep up with the super-joneses, and I do not
>see any incentive on the part of AIs ...
>the AIs are the sole players on the field. As soon as
>they arrive, we become a part of the environment, to be
>manipulated at will.

I think you're missing the point. Some AIs can tax other AIs,
just as some humans now tax other humans. The relative
abilities of humans and AIs are irrelevant.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030-4444
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