Christiano's operationalization of slow takeoff
In a 2018 blog post, Paul Christiano provided the following operationalization of slow takeoff: "There will be a complete 4 year interval in which world output doubles, before the first 1 year interval in which world output doubles. (Similarly, we’ll see an 8 year doubling before a 2 year doubling, etc.)" Subsequently, this operationalization has been cited by many others in discussions of AI takeoff.
- https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/AfGmsjGPXN97kNp57/arguments-about-fast-takeoff/comment/ZyJwKwDrX5jWujXxo -- a technical point about the mathematics of this operationalization
- https://aiimpacts.org/precedents-for-economic-n-year-doubling-before-4n-year-doubling/ -- counterexamples to the operationalization looking at historical GDP progress