Volume 16 · Number 1 · Pages 060–062
Maximization of Future Internal States?

Robert Lowe

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Open peer commentary on the article “Foresight Rather than Hindsight? Future State Maximization As a Computational Interpretation of Heinz von Foerster’s Ethical Imperative” by Hannes Hornischer, Simon Plakolb, Georg Jäger & Manfred Füllsack. Abstract: The target article outlines a Future-State-Maximization (FSX) approach whose focus on “rewarding” actions that lead to increased action possibilities serves as an alternative to standard value-based learning approaches. In my commentary, I discuss how internal states might shape future action possibilities. Specifically, the notion of allostasis is discussed in relation to how physiological (internal variable) regulation may enable or constrain future action spaces.

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Lowe R. (2020) Maximization of future internal states? Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 060–062. https://constructivist.info/16/1/060

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