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Ken Collins KPaulC at email.msn.com
Thu Aug 5 19:05:37 EST 1999

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...
>>> 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.

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