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Comment author: JesseClifton 24 November 2017 09:28:01PM 2 points [-]

Thanks for writing this. I think the problem of cluelessness has not received as much attention as it should.

I’d add that, in addition to the brute good and x-risks approaches, there are approaches which attempt to reduce the likelihood of dystopian long-run scenarios. These include suffering-focused AI safety and values-spreading. Cluelessness may still plague these approaches, but one might argue that they are more robust to both empirical and moral uncertainty.

Comment author: Milan_Griffes 29 November 2017 04:19:43AM 0 points [-]

Good point, I was implicitly considering s-risks as a subset of x-risks.