[ExI] Golem (Was: Are we too stupid?)

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Tue Jun 4 10:44:47 UTC 2013

Incidentally, I came across this little short based on Lem's "Golem 
XIV". Just a few paragraphs from the titular supertintelligence, but 
beautifully done:


And seems to fit into the overall theme of the past thread. The 
rat-in-the-maze case is a problem for my analysis of conditions for 
singularity: does it count if you just use brute force? I think what 
matters is the conditions for getting an *efficient* singularity: how 
much do you need to know in order to find a method to vastly increase 
your power?

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

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