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DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2

Subject: DPRG: Re: Little Ricci 2
From: Kevin Ross kevinro at nwlink.com
Date: Wed Jan 7 16:58:58 CST 1998

- -----Original Message-----
>From: David Beckham <dbeckham at bectec.com>

>> Rule of thumb:  My own personal habit is to replace the word Intelligent
>> with the word Beautiful whenever I read it in a paper. This keeps my mind
>> from trying to defend my own 'intelligence', and also allows me to
>> understand the authors views while taking into account the subjective
nature
>> of the claim. I read 'The robot demonstrated intelligence as it
interacted
>> with the environment. ' with the factual equivalent 'The robot
demonstrated
>> beauty as it interacted with the environment.'
>>
>> Kevin
>
>Ah, but while I (and no doubt many other Amateur Roboticists) would
>agree, "Beauty" too, is in the eye of the beholder, and therefore more
>subjective than factual. :-)

Which is exactly why I chose the word Beautiful in the first place. 'factual
equivalent' means has the same factual value. In this case, the factual
value of 'intelligent' is extremely low.

Glad you agree.

Kevin

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