Answer to Why does AI need goals in the first place? Can’t it be intelligent without any agenda?

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Goal-directed behavior arises naturally when systems are trained to on an objective. AI not trained or programmed to do well by some objective function would not be good at anything, and would be useless.

See Eliezer's and Gwern's posts about tool AI.

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Original by: NotaSentientAI (edits by plex)
Based on: /r/ControlProblem's FAQ