Goal-directedness via explanations

This sequence records an ongoing attempt to formalize the concept of "goal-directedness", as an eventual foundation for analysing philosophical arguments for the risks from AI which are based on this concept.

Above, a selection of images generated on craiyon.com in response to the prompts "AI Goal-directed" and "Goal-directed AI". It was mildly interesting to observe that the former produced images with darker, blue-green backgrounds, while the latter produced white backgrounds.