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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2008 06:57PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 August 2008 01:16:24PM 1 point [-]

Robin, this criticism is hardly original with myself, though I've fleshed it out after my own fashion. (And I cited Drew McDermott, in particular.) Of course not all past AI researchers made this mistake, but a very substantial fraction did so, including leaders of the field. Do you assert that this mistake was not made, or that it was made by only a very small fraction of researchers?