Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> On 05/06/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>*
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED] <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
> Self-improvement requires more than just extra hardware. It also
> requires the ability to integrate new knowledge with an existing
> knowledge base in order to create truly orginal (novel) knowledge.
> But this appears to be precisely the definition of reflective
> intelligence! Thus, it seems that a system missing reflective
> intelligence simply cannot improve itself in an ordered way. To
> improve, a current goal structure has to be 'extrapolated' into a new
> novel goal structure which none-the-less does not conflict with the
> spirit of the old goal structure. But nothing but a *reflective*
> intelligence can possibly make an accurate assessment of whether a new
> goal structure is compatible with the old version! This stems from
> the fact that comparison of goal structures requires a *subjective*
> value judgement and it appears that only a *sentient* system can make
> this judgement (since as far as we know, ethics/morality is not
> objective). This proves that only a *sentient* system (a *reflective
> intelligence*) can possibly maintain a stable goal structure under
> recursive self-improvement.
> Why would you need to change the goal structure in order to improve
Even more problematic: How would you know the change was an improvement? An
improvement relative to which goals, the old or the new?
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