Complexity Digest 2003.35 - 12
Will Fact Match Fiction As Scientists Start Work On Thinking Robot?,, The Guardian
Excerpts: Humans do this kind of evaluating almost without thinking. In order to be able to plan realistically, for example, we need to know not only what our physical limitations are (what we could do) and what is the best choice if we consider our options (what we should do) but also what we are likely to choose (what we would do).
"My analogy is the recovering alcoholic who would like some cigarettes," said Mr Holland. "He can go to the bar next door or the tobacconist half a mile away.
- Source: Will Fact Match Fiction As Scientists Start Work On Thinking Robot?,
[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4740005-103690,00.html ], Alok Jha, The Guardian, Monday August 25, 2003