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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 September 2008 11:04AM

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Comment author: michael_vassar3 28 September 2008 06:17:39PM 8 points [-]

Eliezer: If you are a level below Jaynes, Evolution is at least a hundred levels below the average engineer. What happened to the small gap between Village Idiot and Einstein?

Lara Foster: I'm pretty sure that a recursively self-improving AGI with capabilities that were surprisingly above those of an IQ 130 human as frequently as they were below those of an IQ 130 human would have been able to develop into something irresistibly powerful if created a decade ago. I'd expect that this was possible two decades ago. Three decades is pushing it a bit, but just a bit.

Comment author: Luke_A_Somers 10 September 2012 02:14:33PM 0 points [-]

Eliezer: If you are a level below Jaynes, Evolution is at least a hundred levels below the average engineer. What happened to the small gap between Village Idiot and Einstein?

We are trying to solve a much harder problem, and we can reasonably expect to solve it in a great deal less time and effort.

Comment author: VAuroch 19 December 2013 01:53:25AM -2 points [-]

I suspect the levels are logarithmic.