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17 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 February 2009 07:18PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 February 2009 11:08:29AM 7 points [-]

CFAI is obsolete - nothing in there is my current thought unless I explicitly declare otherwise. I don't think there's anything left in CFAI now that isn't obsoleted by (a) "Coherent Extrapolated Volition", (b) some Overcoming Bias post, or (c) a good AI textbook such as "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach".

With that said, ceteris paribus in terms of reasonable construal, ways of construing someone's 'reflective equilibrium' that tend to depend more heavily on current beliefs and values, will make it less likely for different reflective equilibria to overlap. Similarly with a fixed way of construing a reflective equilibrium, and arguments or observations which suggest that this fixed construal depends more heavily on mental content with more unconstrained degrees of freedom.

"Thus the freer the judgement of a man is in regard to a definite issue, with so much greater necessity will the substance of this judgement be determined." -- Friedrich Engels, Anti-D端hring

Comment author: [deleted] 13 August 2009 08:56:58PM 3 points [-]

Would you mind if people modified CFAI and distributed the modified version? (Yes, I'm asking for a liberal copyright license.)

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 August 2009 09:01:39PM 4 points [-]

Yes, I'd mind. It's way too obsolete.

Comment author: [deleted] 14 August 2009 02:31:35AM 5 points [-]

Is the content itself something you don't want propagated, or do you simply not want your name on it? If the former, I should note that parts of it certainly seem useful (e.g. injunctions, which are apparently not in CEV and likely not in any textbook); what should we do with these? Share them as quotes? Paraphrase them? Keep them to ourselves? Shun them without reading them first?

Comment author: Baughn 21 May 2012 10:31:26PM 1 point [-]

I'm in a position where it's not critical (yet), but I'd really like to build up some awareness of Friendlyness.

What do you think I should point people at? Keeping in mind that a large number of links means they're likely to wander off in the middle and forget their place.