[ot][spam][crazy] crazy confused ramblings inspired by douglas's blog

Undescribed Horrific Abuse, One Victim & Survivor of Many gmkarl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 01:28:14 PST 2022

Goals are crucial, and goals are _not_ the purpose of life. Goals are
_needed by_ life.

My counterargument to AI alignment is that it would be stupid to
infinitely optimize a function. Normal systems get satisfied when they
reach a threshold. I say that this prevents takeover of the universe
by a paperclip factory.

[In reality there are a complex set of possible scenarios, many of
which simply just break, many of which still destroy things if your
system runs faster than you can comprehend it, but this destruction is
clearly already happening. we need to build these things rather than
suffer from them, and we need to run systems at all so we can observe
and comprehend them -> in summary, please _do_ build your AI, because
the children need to learn to protect themselves from them.]

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