"These arguments seem weak t..."


by Paul Christiano Jan 30 2016 updated Jan 30 2016

These arguments seem weak to me.

I agree that many commenters and some researchers are too optimistic about this kind of thing working automatically or by default. But I think your post doesn't engage with the substantive optimistic view.

It would be easier to respond if you gave a tighter argument for your conclusion, but it might also be worth someone actively making a tighter argument for the optimistic view, especially if you actually don't understand the strong optimistic view (rather than initially responding to a weak version of it for clarity).