Re: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Michael Roy Ames (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 10:04:01 MDT


I wrote, then you wrote:

>> It is very important that an FAI understand the
>> ways in which human think so that it can better
>> model the future, and better understand the
>> human-generated data that will be presented to it.
>> It is not enough for an FAI to determine that
>> Johnny behaves with an approximation to Bayesian
>> rationality 82.6% of the time. FAI needs to know
>> what Johnny is mentally doing the other 17.4%,
>> and why, and in what situations his cognition is
>> likely to switch between modes.
> The implicit assumption that humans will remain
> relatively static must also be overcome.

I agree with you here, and indeed I assume humans' cognition will change in
many directions. For the record: my above illustration was about an FAI
needing understanding humans as they are now (2004) and in the past so that
ve can better model the world (of 2004) and interpret the vast store of
human-created literature/research correctly.

Michael Roy Ames

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