[ExI] Fwd: ai

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 21:32:43 UTC 2016

On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

​> ​
> In principle a learning system might even be able to learn what it cannot
> do, avoiding wasting time

​But Turing tells us in general that can not be done. Maybe looking for a
example to prove that the
Goldbach conjecture
​ is wrong is a waste of time and maybe it's not, ​and maybe looking for a
proof that
​ is right is a waste of time and maybe it's not; and maybe Goldbach is
true but not provable so both things are a waste of time. T
hat is why a AI, or any form of intelligence, needs both the ability to get
bored and the ability to disobey an order.​

​ John K Clark ​
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