Re: Preventing AI Breakout [was Genetics, nannotechnology, and ,

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 14:22:59 -0500

KPJ wrote:
> On what basis do you define qualia as non-Turing-computable?

Well, they aren't, so why should I define them as Turing-computable?

(Proof by blatant assertion.)

I ain't goin' over this again; search the archives.

> I have noticed that many grownups behave as if all children belonged to
> a non-sentient species when communicating with them. This would explain
> why some, very sentient, children outwit a great number of grownups..

Been known to happen. But it's also the case that sometimes a child is simply much more intelligent than you are.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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