Arrived in my cyberpile

by on June 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm in Books, Philosophy, Science | Permalink

Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.

Due out September 3, 2014, self-recommending.

Luke Muehlhauser June 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Or if you want it sooner, you can order it from Amazon UK on July 3rd.

I’ve read the basically-final draft a couple times now. It’s a very nice summary of “the FHI-MIRI consensus on superintelligence,” if there is such a thing at all. If you only read one book on the subject, this should definitely be it.

Rationalist June 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

“self-recommending”

Rather like the goal system of an AI. Actually the fact that goal systems are “self recommending” is, in a nutshell, the problem.

Thor June 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I read it in another multiverse already … but it may have been slightly different from the one due out in the autumn.

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