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Vladimir_Nesov comments on The Fun Theory Sequence - Less Wrong

28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 January 2009 11:18AM

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Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 27 January 2009 02:33:13AM 0 points [-]

If a computer program computes pi to 1,000,000 instead of 100 places, it doesn't make the result more dependent on thermal noise. You can run arbitrarily detailed abstract computations, without having the outcome depend on irrelevant noise. When you read a formula for pi from a note, differences in writing style don't change the result. AI should be only more robust.

Think of digits playing out in time, so that it's important to get each of them right at the right moment. Each later digit could be as important in the future as earlier digits now.