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Comment by patswanson on AI Box Log · 2013-01-21T19:52:52.492Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

But if the gatekeeper knows that your code was supposed to produce something more responsive, they'll figure out that you don't work like they expect you to. That would be a great reason to never let you out of the box.

Comment by patswanson on That Magical Click · 2012-12-27T21:27:34.015Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Compared to now, he was wrong.

Why should we think he will be wrong about our future when he was wrong about his own?

Comment by patswanson on Noisy Reasoners · 2012-12-13T21:53:29.807Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Wouldn't increasing noise levels in the decision-making processes of a Friendly AI decrease the Friendliness of that AI?

I think that ought to take this approach to reducing resource-consumption off the table.

Comment by patswanson on Welcome to Less Wrong! (2012) · 2012-12-03T21:49:08.235Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Hi!

I'm 29, and I am a programmer living in Chicago. I just finished up my MS in Computer Science. I've been a reader of Less Wrong since it was Overcoming Bias, but never got around to posting any comments.

I've been rationality-minded since I was a little kid, criticizing the plots and character actions of stories I read. I was raised Catholic and sent to Sunday school, but it didn't take and eventually my parents relented. Once I went away to college and acquired a real internet connection, I spent a lot of time reading rationality-related blogs and websites. It's been a while, but I'd bet it was through one of those sites that I found Less Wrong.