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Oct 8, 2023Liked by Michael Woudenberg

It almost sounds as though you're suggesting (or leading the reader in this direction) that whether something is autonomous isn't really useful, but maybe degrees of how autonomous a thing is, makes more sense. This seems like a framework that could be more useful for us: instead of a Turing Test, which could theoretically never ever be passed for the reasons you suggest here, we could describe system A as "level 3 autonomous" or something, and system B as "level 4 autonomous" and so on.

Don't ask me for any details, though! I'm more of an "idea guy."

I throw an idea out there and run away quickly when the going gets tough.

Good launching board for thoughtful conversations here, Michael! I hope others take this opportunity.

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