[ExI] AI

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 15 01:02:28 UTC 2021

A while back someone said that the AI playing chess would learn from its
mistake, and never make that one again.  Fooled me once.......

So Take a look at humans:  I learned very quickly when I started teaching
that students at all levels were repeating their mistakes.  So often I
would caution students about it and write it on their essay exams.

How successful was I ?  Some - the better students, of course - the rich
get richer.

College students average about 107 IQ.  Half a standard deviation is

How many college students are poor at changing, I dunno.  One third?  One
half?  All of them to some extent?  I would guess a majority of people
below 100 IQ would be rather poor.

Translation:  repeating mistakes and not changing is a form of
conservatism.  The body and mind are conservative - keep what you got till
it ain't workin' no mo.

If I have learned nothing from Quora but one thing, it is this:  people
have a hard time changing anything.  I get questions all the time about how
to form constructive and healthy habits.  How much of the self-help
industry is devoted to changing and building new habits?  If they were that
successful there wouldn't be so many books and talks and seminars and
videos etc. on self-help.  People need help with self-help, which I am sure
you have noticed.

So if you could design future people would you change the ease at which we
can change?  People's heads are apparently hard, though I have no direct
data.     bill w
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