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Tim_Tyler comments on Hard Takeoff - Less Wrong

14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 December 2008 08:44PM

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 03 December 2008 09:45:17AM -1 points [-]

The above qualitative analysis is sufficient to strongly suggest that six months is an unlikely high-end estimate for time required for take-off

We've been using artificial intelligence for over 50 years now. If you haven't start the clock already, why not? What exactly are you waiting for? There is never going to be a point in the future where machine intelligence "suddenly" arises. Machine intelligence is better than human intelligence in many domains today. Augmented, cultured humans are a good deal smarter than unmodified ones today. Eschew machines, and see what kind of paid job you get with no phone, computer, or internet if you want to see that for yourself.

Comment author: timtyler 29 December 2010 08:01:28PM *  -2 points [-]

I note that the above quote about "six months" now appears to be missing from the post.

Comment author: ata 29 December 2010 08:25:51PM 3 points [-]

It wasn't from the post, it was from this comment by Michael Vassar.