interesting... it took almost a week for your posts to show up here in
bionet.neuroscience... must've gone by snail-mail :-)
K. P. Collins
Bloxy's wrote in message <7ntlfa$38k$3 at its.hooked.net>...
>In article <7ns1sg$9je$1 at nntp5.atl.mindspring.net>, "Kooter"
<cbowling at mindspring.com> 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
>>> be 'AI' and is just another mechanism lacking Free Will.
>>>Humans don't have 'free will'.
>>Yep, slaves of the giant sucking machine.
>>> 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.
>>No "free will", no intelligence.
>In order for intelligence to function,
>you need freedom to will in a particular direction.
>If you don't, there is no possibility of intelligence.
>You are just a machine.
>>> Slaves did
>>what their owners wanted but at the same time some were considered very
>>>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.