[ExI] the book of why

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 23:53:02 UTC 2020

I am making another go at the this book, though I now have a person who
wants it and will get it when I am through.

more algorithms, Spike

"Counterfactuals are the building blocks of moral behavior as well as
scientific thought.  The ability to reflect on one's past actions and
envision alternatuve scenarios is the basis of free will and social
responsibility.  The algorithmization of counterfactuals invites thinking
machines to benefit from this ability and participate in this (until now)
uniquely human way of thinking about the world."

Whew and wow.  Quite a statement, eh? Chew on that.

(Initially confused years ago, I now understand the Let's Make a Deal
paradox perfectly.  Then I just accepted that some of Monte's choices were
random and some weren't.)
bill w
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