Re: [sl4] Alan Turing's results are profound

From: Benjamin Kudria (
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 13:06:31 MDT

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:41, John K Clark <> wrote:
> In a real mind all goals are ephemeral, real minds have a wonderful
> property that fictional fixed goal minds don't have, real minds get
> board. Your top goal is to try something, nothing is happening, you drum
> your fingers and say to hell with this, so now you have a new top goal
> and try that.

Sorry, how is the behavior "choose a goal, pursue it until you get
bored, then pursue a new goal" not fixed-goal behavior? What basis do
you have to claim that the process for deciding when the AI is "bored"
won't enter an infinite loop itself?

Ben Kudria

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