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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Thomas_Ryan 22 May 2008 09:50:30AM 12 points [-]

Okay, I'm a few days fresh from reading your Bayesian Reasoning explanation. So I'm new.

Is the point that the Earth people are collectively the AI?

Comment author: Nebu 18 December 2015 06:23:45AM 0 points [-]

Yes, this is a parable about AI safety research, with the humans in the story acting as the AI, and the aliens acting as us.