[SEQ RERUN] Are AIs Homo Economicus?

post by MinibearRex · 2012-12-24T05:36:38.091Z · LW · GW · Legacy · None comments

Today's post, Are AIs Homo Economicus? was originally published on December 9, 2008. A summary:


It seems odd that predictions of AIs based on economics are the subject of complaints that the agents modeled are too human, since the usual criticism of economic models is the reverse.

Discuss the post here (rather than in the comments to the original post).

This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Disjunctions, Antipredictions, Etc., and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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