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timtyler comments on SIAI - An Examination - Less Wrong

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Comment author: timtyler 01 June 2011 06:14:06PM 2 points [-]

The megalomania of the SIAI crowd in claiming that they are the world-savers would worry me if I thought they might actually pull something off.

I also think they look rather ineffectual from the outside. On the other hand they apparently keep much of their actual research secret - reputedly for fears that it will be used to do bad things - which makes them something of an unknown quantity.

I am pretty sceptical about them getting very far with their projects - but they are certainly making an interesting sociological phenomenon in the mean time!