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First letter of Oz to the NG

leonardodavinci leonardodavinci at home.net
Sun Aug 1 03:50:53 EST 1999

I picked up on this dialogue late, but free will does not necessarily imply
that there will be no imposing force (or will). And AI does not mean free
will, only ariticial intelligence. Hope I don't offend anyone. Just thought I
would add a comment or two to assist with the lines of communication.

Kooter wrote:

> Ken Collins <KPaulC at email.msn.com> wrote in message
> news:ekcFnfG1#GA.153 at cpmsnbbsa05...
> <snip>
> > of course, 'AI' 'motivation' can be tailored, but in doing so, it ceases
> to
> > be 'AI' and is just another mechanism lacking Free Will.
> Humans don't have 'free will'.  We are severly constrained by social
> requirements.  Does that mean that we are also 'just another mechanism
> lacking free will'?
> I don't see a connection between intelligence and free will.  Slaves did
> what their owners wanted but at the same time some were considered very
> intelligent.
> Motivation is the thing that drives us towards a goal.  Whether the
> motivation is caused by hunger or a subroutine in a program is irrelevant.

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