RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Thomas Buckner (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 11:05:50 MDT

--- Michael Wilson <> wrote:
> From what
> I understand of your
> design, you will be trying to form a distributed
> semi-causal goal system
> via subgoaling of reinforcer-based supergoals. The
> result would be zero,
> wrong and/or incomprehensible generalisation of the
> subgoals followed by
> an indeterminate self-modifcation trajectory
> possibly resulting in subgoal
> stomp and arbitrary behaviour or possibly just
> tiling the solar system
> with smiley faces. I would say we might get lucky
> and it would just wirehead,
> but I get the impression you'd just hack the
> structure a bit and rerun the
> takeoff until planetkill occurs.

I'd just like to interject that, if most of the people
I know were to read this, and understand it, they'd be
under the bed with no bowel control.


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