On wisdom

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@msx.upmc.edu)
Date: Sun Jun 16 2002 - 11:03:51 MDT

How about the following set of definitions:

1. Information - undefined, to be treated as a primitive concept here.

2. Knowledge - information describing a true, predictive mapping between
actions and their results.

3. Intelligence - the ability to process information to produce knowledge.

4. Rationality - the intelligent ability to use knowledge about self and
non-self and other relevant information to choose actions leading to the
achievement of goals.

5. Wisdom - the use of intelligent, rational methods to analyze self,
knowlege and information and to modify goal structures in ways logically
predicated on these structures.

By these definitions, the FAI is being explicitly designed to be wise, and
this might be a Good Thing (although I doubt that such wisdom *necessarily*
maintains low-level-sentient-oriented goodness, I hope it does).


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