Re: What is the singularity?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 19:34:54 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Eliezer's definition is when AI exceeds intelligence of smartest humans.

No, hardware-improved humans also count, as long as it's genuine hardware
improvement and not just using Google or forming corporations or whatever
the latest Fad Pseudo-Singularity of the Month.

> I ask because a list member has expressed fear that a system
> which identifies incorrect thinking might do so with extropians. Wouldn't that
> actually be a friendly thing to do? I mean, if extropians think incorrectly, a
> friendly AI would be doing all sentient beings a big favor by removing that
> incorrect thinking, right?

By *identifying* the incorrect thinking, to those people who would want an
AI to help them identify incorrect thinking.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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