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56 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 August 2007 05:57PM

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Comment author: Jey_Kottalam 07 August 2007 07:12:57PM 6 points [-]

HA: Shouldn't the burden be on the people claiming a corporation is "superintelligent" to justify their claim? It's not the job of the rest of us to write preemptive refutations of every possible incorrect argument. It's the job of the people making the claims to justify their claims. So, for what value of "superintelligent" are corporations superintelligent, and why?

Comment author: wedrifid 18 November 2009 03:04:24AM 9 points [-]

So, for what value of "superintelligent" are corporations superintelligent, and why?

They can achieve complex optimisations that no individual could do by themselves. So I suppose the value of 'superintelligent' would be 'a little bit'.