**From:** Wei Dai (*weidai@weidai.com*)

**Date:** Mon Sep 08 2008 - 03:48:56 MDT

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Sorry, I typed my last post a bit too quickly.

*> It's "irrational" in the sense that such an AI can't be modeled by
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*> standard decision theory, which is commonly used as a mathematical
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*> definition of rationality. I tried to explain why in my post, but maybe
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*> didn't get my point across. In standard decision theory, an agent either
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*> prefers one state to another, say A and B (i.e., assigns them equal
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*> utilities), [...]
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The part in parentheses should read "assigns a higher utility to A than to

B".

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