Re: SCI: MRI brain map

Anders Sandberg (
03 Sep 1999 11:42:48 +0200

"J. R. Molloy" <> writes:

> From: Anders Sandberg <>
> > It might be interesting to think of religions that AIs might believe
> > in. Maybe something like the Dust Theory of _Permutation City_?
> Natural intelligence, just like AI, opposes the stupidity of belief
> systems or religions.

I have no intentions of getting into another flamewar on religions, but I would like to point out that intelligent beings definitely will have belief systems in the sense of having values and making estimates of likeliehood and utility of various concepts based on imperfect information. An AI might believe (based on its values and interpretations of its experiences) that it is good to do certain things and bad to do other things, even if an outsider would consider this thinking religious.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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