Friday, March 30, 2012

Lotus-Eater Machine - Television Tropes & Idioms

Lotus-Eater Machine - Television Tropes & Idioms
A character, usually a hero, is knocked out or goes to sleep and wakes up in their own personal paradise. Whatever they wanted most, all their life, is finally theirs.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bostrom's "The Superintelligent Will"

The Superintelligent Will: Motivation and Instrumental Rationality in Advanced Artificial Agents [pdf]
Presents two theses, the orthogonality thesis and the instrumental convergence thesis, that help understand the possible range of behavior of superintelligent agents - also pointing to some potential dangers in building such an agent.

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