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Eliezer Yudkowsky

Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky (born September 11, 1979) is an American AI researcher and writer best known for popularising the idea of friendly artificial intelligence. He is a co-founder and research fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a private research nonprofit based in Berkeley, California.

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The purpose of a moral philosophy is not to look delightfully strange and counterintuitive or to pro ...

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There's a popular concept of 'intelligence' as book smarts, like calculus or chess, as opposed to, s ...

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If you want to maximize your expected utility, you try to save the world and the future of intergala ...

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A scientist worthy of a lab coat should be able to make original discoveries while wearing a clown s ...

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I keep trying to explain to people that the archetype of intelligence is not Dustin Hoffman in 'The ...

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Textbook science is beautiful! Textbook science is comprehensible, unlike mere fascinating words tha ...

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Let the winds of evidence blow you about as though you are a leaf, with no direction of your own. Be ...

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When you think of intelligence, don't think of a college professor; think of human beings as opposed ...

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The human species was not born into a market economy. Bees won't sell you honey if you offer them an ...

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In our skulls, we carry around 3 pounds of slimy, wet, greyish tissue, corrugated like crumpled toil ...

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I wouldn't be surprised if tomorrow was the Final Dawn, the last sunrise before the Earth and Sun ar ...

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If our extinction proceeds slowly enough to allow a moment of horrified realization, the doers of th ...

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Do not flinch from experiences that might destroy your beliefs. The thought you cannot think control ...

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I don't care where I live, so long as there's a roof to keep the rain off my books, and high-speed I ...

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We tend to see individual differences instead of human universals. Thus, when someone says the word ...

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