Monthly Archives: February 2013

The basilisk has escaped into the wild

Just a few weeks ago, the Less Wrong basilisk was still an obscure concept, notable mostly as a mysterious in-joke at the forum where it first briefly saw light. I considered myself to be moving slowly towards a formal refutation … Continue reading

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The two parts of the basilisk

There is an increasingly common account of the basilisk, in which fear of the future AI is supposed to be based on straightforward prediction of the future, plus a little self-referential hocus-pocus. Here is an analogy for this popularized version … Continue reading

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