Quotation Explorer - 'Eliezer Yudkowsky'

Be careful... any time you find yourself defining the "winner" as someone other than the agent who is currently smiling from on top of a giant heap of utility. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
People form close friendships by knowing private things about each other, and the reason most people don't make close friends is because they're too embarrassed to share anything really important about themselves. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Your strength as a rationalist is your ability to be more confused by fiction than by reality. If you are equally good at explaining any outcome, you have zero knowledge. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
One of chief pieces of advice I give to aspiring rationalists is "Don't try to be clever." And, "Listen to those quiet, nagging doubts." If you don't know, you don't know what you don't know, you don't know how much you don't know, and you don't know how much you needed to know. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Existential depression has always annoyed me; it is one of the world's most pointless forms of suffering. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
A friend isn't someone you use once and then throw away, a friend is someone you use over and over again. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
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