[ExI] AGI Motivation revisited [WAS Re: Isn't Bostrom seriously ...]

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Jun 22 19:33:44 UTC 2011

On 6/22/2011 2:11 PM, Richard Loosemore wrote:

>> It is not entirely clear to me what you think of the motivations of
>> contemporary PCs

> A "motivation mechanism" is something that an ordinary PC does not even
> have, so I cannot for the life of me make sense of your first sentence.

I think this is Dr. Vaj's mild sarcasm, or attempted reductio ad 
absurdum of the term "motivation" in the context of computers. (Which 
doesn't even begin to work, for the reasons Richard spells out.)

Damien Broderick

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