Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th May 2012 03:53 UTC
General Development FuriousFanBoys interviews Ben Goertzel regarding Artificial Intelligence. Ben started the OpenCog project (an open sourced AI non-profit), acts as an adviser to the Singularity University, and currently bounces back between Hong Kong and Maryland building in-game AI.
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RE: Cursing Computer
by dvhh on Mon 28th May 2012 08:55 UTC in reply to "Cursing Computer"
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2006-03-20

don't we already get that from BSOD/kernel panic ?

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RE[2]: Cursing Computer
by orfanum on Mon 28th May 2012 09:07 in reply to "RE: Cursing Computer"
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2006-06-02

Again, I referenced BSOD, and I am then raising the bar a little higher.

It's a question I guess of whether the BSOD were a deliberate, intentional act, displaying certain levels of volition, which might make it the equivalent of a stream of cursing and a walking away from you and "your problem, bub."

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RE[2]: Cursing Computer
by Drumhellar on Mon 28th May 2012 18:14 in reply to "RE: Cursing Computer"
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2005-07-12

No. It's not enough to curse; a machine must know WHY it is cursing for it to be intelligent, and it must feel better after cursing (as cursing has been shown to do).

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RE[3]: Cursing Computer
by orfanum on Mon 28th May 2012 19:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Cursing Computer"
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2006-06-02

This, and your other comment, have made my day: will machines ever *laugh*, I ask myself?! Well met.

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RE[3]: Cursing Computer
by zima on Mon 28th May 2012 21:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Cursing Computer"
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2005-07-06

I find that the vast majority of human cursing is about inappropriately using it as a sort of comma or break pause... and certainly more or less an automatism.

Internal reward mechanisms, pleasure, are far from being specific to humans BTW (one might also keep in mind that psychoactive substances are practically the most reliable of achieving those, that there's hardly anyone capable of avoiding addiction; and that large part of "feel good" comes from cognitive biases)

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