Comment by david8 on Shut up and do the impossible! · 2008-10-09T17:09:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

"David -- if the money had been more important to me than playing out the experiment properly and finding out what would really have happened, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place. As it turned out, I didn't have spare mental capacity during the experiment for thinking about the money anyway; I was sufficiently immersed that if there'd been an earthquake, I'd probably have paused to integrate it into the scene before leaving the keyboard :-)"

I don't dispute what you're saying. Im just hypothesizing that if a lot of money were at stake (let alone the fate of humanity) the outcome would be different. But dont get me wrong, as i said before

"holding the position that no AI could convince you let it out requires a huge amount of evidence comparable to the huge amount of possible AI's, even if the space of possibility is then restricted by a text only interface"

this is roughly the reason why I believe the AI could get out of the box, not the the AI-box experiment.