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Strange7 comments on Pascal's Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities - Less Wrong

39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 October 2007 11:37PM

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Comment author: Strange7 19 August 2011 01:31:52AM 2 points [-]

Why would an AI consider those two scenarios and no others? Seems more likely it would have to chew over every equivalently-complex hypothesis before coming to any actionable conclusion... at which point it stops being a worrisome, potentially world-destroying AI and becomes a brick, with a progress bar that won't visibly advance until after the last proton has decayed.

Comment author: Arandur 19 August 2011 10:16:56PM 1 point [-]

... which doesn't solve the problem, but at least that AI won't be giving anyone... five dollars? Your point is valid, but it doesn't expand on anything.

Comment author: Strange7 19 August 2011 10:52:31PM -1 points [-]

More generally I mean that an AI capable of succumbing to this particular problem wouldn't be able to function in the real world well enough to cause damage.

Comment author: Arandur 20 August 2011 04:23:35AM -1 points [-]

I'm not sure that was ever a question. :3