[extropy-chat] what is probability?
thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Jan 13 22:12:27 UTC 2007
At 12:01 PM 1/13/2007 -0800, Jef wrote:
>"A key question here is whether two machines, each functioning as
>rational processing units, with the same inputs, might output
>different results to the same question."
>If you think they can provide different outputs, then your thinking
>is based on an assumption that (1) "rational" is different for
>different agents, or (2) "input" is different for different
>agents. In either case, there's an assumption of something special
>(something undefined) going on in the subjective processing of the agent,
Well, to be awful trivial: J and G are rational machines closely
resembling humans. Input to both the question: Posit that either but
not both J or G must perish; which is the preferred selection? For
some values of G and J, I'd be startled if they output the same results.
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