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 > yourself?
Even more problematic: How would you know the change was an improvement? An improvement relative to which goals, the old or the new? Brent Meeker --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---