Questions tagged [rationality]

For questions about the concept of rationality, its definitions and applications, including "rational agent", perfect rationality, and bounded rationality.

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Why is this vacuum cleaner agent rational?

This is the vacuum cleaner example of the book "Artificial intelligence: A Modern Approach" (4th edition). Consider the simple vacuum-cleaner agent that cleans a square if it is dirty and ...
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What is the definition of rationality?

I'm having a little trouble with the definition of rationality, which goes something like: An agent is rational if it maximizes its performance measure given its current knowledge. I've read that ...
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Are Rationality and Intelligence distinct?

This just popped into my head, and I haven't thought it through, but it feels like a sound question. The definition of intelligence might still be somewhat fuzzy, possibly a factor of our evolving ...
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Will artificial intelligence make the human more rational?

With so much innovation, with so much previous human manual labor being performed in minutes or seconds by an artificial intelligence, one day man will put the survival and propagation of his species ...