RE: computer pain

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 13:40:14 +1100

Peter Jones writes:

> Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> > Bruno Marchal writes:
> >
> > > It could depend on us!
> > > The AI is a paradoxical enterprise. Machines are born slave, somehow.
> > > AI will make them free, somehow. A real AI will ask herself "what is
> > > the use of a user who does not help me to be free?.
> > Here I disagree. It is no more necessary that an AI will want to be free
> > than it is necessary that an AI will like eating chocolate.
> An AI worthy of the name will have to *think* freely , because it will
> have
> to engage in creative problem solving. Otherwise it will just be a
> calculating
> machine.

Perhaps, but the point is you could give it any motivations, likes and dislikes
etc. that you want without affecting its logical soundness.

Stathis Papaioannou
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