On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > And so you know that pursuant to the purpose of winning a game it may be > useful to make a random choice. >
Certainly! Random choice is a key part of the Monte Carlo method of statistical mechanics and it is one of the most important computer algorithms ever made, the H-bomb could never have been invented without it. > Deep Blue purposefully acted to win chess games. Spirit and Opportunity > purposely explored parts of Mars. Agreed. > Depends on what you mean by "free will". > There are only two things I mean by "free will" because they are the only two that are not gibberish, but nobody around here except me likes either definition: 1) Free Will is the inability to always know what you are going to do before you do it. 2) Free Will is a noise made by the mouth by a certain subset of bipedal creatures. > I think that with certain AI programming a computer could have the so > called "feeling of free will" > Yes, as Turing proved, even computers don't know what they will do until they do it. John K Clark -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.