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by Luke Muehlhauser on April 23, 2011 in News

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I wrote (with some help!) a Singularity FAQ for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute’s website.

Yes, Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot will return, hopefully before the end of the year.

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Sweet water Tom April 23, 2011 at 4:51 am

On the singularity, when machines get intelligent enough to read philosophy books, they will spend all their time arguing and we humans will be on our own again!

Tom

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Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

Tom,

Heh.

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Taranu April 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

will Megaposts return as well?

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Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

Maybe.

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Nisan April 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

Moral realism:

I see now that the point of Yudkowsky’s rigid-designator metaethics is to have a metaethics that is realist (in the sense of Sayre-McCord), reductive, and belief-independent (so also realist in the sense of Brink).

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Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Nisan,

Yes. I think Yudkowsky could have presented metaethics more clearly if he had not tried so hard to preserve a feeling of something like ‘moral realism.’ My own approach just sidesteps the entire issue.

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Reginald Selkirk April 27, 2011 at 6:30 am
Sweet water Tom April 27, 2011 at 6:57 am

@Reginald. I sense a future Tempelton prize winner here!

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Luke Muehlhauser April 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

Thanks for the link, Reginald.

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