Peripatesis: Controlling A God, Hannibal Leaves Italy.

‘Peripatesis’ is a made-up word related to the word ‘peripatetic’, which is an adjective that means ‘roaming’ or ‘meandering’. I’ve always liked to think of knowledge as a huge structure through which a person could walk, sprint, dive, climb, or fly in as straightforward or peripatetic a fashion as they like. Here’s are my recent wanderings and wonderings: Bostrom, […]

Convergent AI Drives.

I’m writing a series of posts clarifying my position on the Intelligence Explosion, and here I want to discuss some theoretical work on the types of goals self-improving systems might converge upon. Stephen Omohundro has made a convincing case that we can expect to see a wide variety of systems, with different utility functions and different […]

The Mathematics of Superintelligence.

I’m writing a series of posts summarizing my position on the Intelligence Explosion, and in addition to the actual empirical, real-world achievements discussed in the last post, significant advances have also been made in developing the theoretical underpinnings of superintelligent agents. Two of particular interest are Marcus Hutter’s AIXI and Jurgen Schmidhuber’s Gödel Machine Now, I have to […]

Peripatesis: Superintelligent Motivation, Hannibal Captures Tarentum.

‘Peripatesis’ is a made-up word related to the word ‘peripatetic’, which is an adjective that means ‘roaming’ or ‘meandering’. I’ve always liked to think of knowledge as a huge structure through which a person could walk, sprint, dive, climb, or fly in as straightforward or peripatetic a fashion as they like. Here’s are my recent wanderings and wonderings: Bostrom, […]

Peripatesis: Superintelligent Strategic Advantages, The Aftermath of Cannae, ‘Utility’ In Game Theory.

‘Peripatesis’ is a made-up word related to the word ‘peripatetic’, which is an adjective that means ‘roaming’ or ‘meandering’. I’ve always liked to think of knowledge as a huge structure through which a person could walk, sprint, dive, climb, or fly in as straightforward or peripatetic a fashion as they like. Here’s are my recent wanderings and wonderings: Bostrom, […]

Peripatesis: Intelligence Explosion Dynamics, The Battle Of Cannae.

‘Peripatesis’ is a made-up word related to the word ‘peripatetic’, which is an adjective that means ‘roaming’ or ‘meandering’. I’ve always liked to think of knowledge as a huge structure through which a person could walk, sprint, dive, climb, or fly in as straightforward or peripatetic a fashion as they like. Here’s are my recent wanderings and wonderings: Bostrom, […]

Peripatesis: Forms of Superintelligence, Game Theory.

‘Peripatesis’ is a made-up word related to the word ‘peripatetic’, which is an adjective that means ‘roaming’ or ‘meandering’. I’ve always liked to think of knowledge as a huge structure through which a person could walk, sprint, dive, climb, or fly in as straightforward or peripatetic a fashion as they like. Here’s are my recent wanderings and wonderings: Bostrom, […]