The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
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that understanding the benefits of the illusion of free will is the key to the stubbornly enigmatic problem of reconciling it with determinism.
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I would conjecture, then, that a team of robots would play better soccer if they were programmed to communicate as if they had free will. No matter how technically proficient the individual robots are at soccer, their team’s performance will improve when they can speak to each other as if they are not preprogrammed robots but autonomous agents believing they have options.
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Once we program self-awareness, however limited, empathy and fairness follow,