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"As there are infinite universes, this universe must exist. That's a wild assumption to make. Keep in mind that I had no reason to cut my leg off, That's a wild assumption to make. so does this mean that free will contradicts the theory of inifinite universes? So we can only have one universe?" If we hold your assumptions to be true, you should ...


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More people should study basic AI. At its core AI consists of many nodes, the job of which is to sum numbers (typically a number between 0 and 1) from nodes connected to it, perform some function on them and pass on the result (0 to 1) to more nodes. The network is given inputs (say 64 0-1 values representing pixel brightness of an 8x8 image). The nodes ...


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When one would not have free will depends on one's view of free will. I will only consider a few of these positions. An easy position to consider is hard determinism. For such a person one does not have free will at any time. A naturallist perspective on reality would claim even one's thoughts are reducible to something else, perhaps something in the brain,...


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If one assumes that human choices are the result of an optimization algorithm as one would find running in an automated logic machine where what is "most rewarding" is optimized, one would expect the machine and the human to make the same choices. However, such machines run on completely formal, "explicit knowledge" rather than "tacit knowledge". Further ...


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