[extropy-chat] Criticizing One's Own Goals---Rational?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 13:54:46 UTC 2006

On 12/6/06, Bo Morgan wrote:
> About canceling goals, Marvin Minsky's new book, The_Emotion_Machine,
> gives a detailed layout of how a computational system for achieving human
> goals uses many layers of Critics, whose primary role is to watch for when
> a subgoal is failing and to quickly either debug or suppress that goal.
> On the other end of the playing field, Selectors play the role of
> activating subgoals, and it is the interplay between these two different
> types of computational agents that results in... a computational model of
> mind.  I'm not sure about how a computational model of mind relates to the
> more philosophical concern of rationality though.  Although, an
> implemented computational model would have utility.
> I'm very interested in computational models of goals.  Any good A.I.
> relevant pointers for reading?  Thanks!

Minsky has this new book available for free download on his website.

See under
The Emotion Machine 9/6/2006   ( book) draft ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 )

Good read!


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