TitleSapients in a Sandbox
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsNoriega P
EditorMayorga RV, Perlovsky LI
Book TitleToward Artificial Sapience
Pagination105-115
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Abstract

The purpose of this Chapter is to set concrete grounds for two arguments. The first in favor of approaching the notion of sapient systemsfrom the unlikely perspective of stupidity. The second, in favor of paying serious attention to the environment where agents endowed with decision autonomy —be they sapient, human or otherwise— interact. Although the paper is ostensibly speculative, some concrete elements are advanced to substantiate both arguments.