Sep 22, 2023Liked by Montreal AI Ethics Institute

Reasoning is what we do when we lack complete knowledge. For example a chess master needs to reason because she can’t keep the entire decision tree in her head. Once you have complete knowledge you cease the need to reason. So reasoning is inherently a human trick for functioning with incomplete knowledge. I would go a step further and say the ability to reason and wonder and be enchanted with our world is uniquely a gift we have as humans.

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Thank you Hal for sharing that - incomplete knowledge environments are an interesting means of evaluating reasoning capabilities. Would you attribute more of that reasoning capability then in the case of Poker playing AI systems like the work from UAlberta, e.g., DeepStack (https://poker.cs.ualberta.ca/)?

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