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[2]: Cursing Computer
by Drumhellar on Mon 28th May 2012 18:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Cursing Computer"
Drumhellar
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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"
orfanum Member since:
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[4]: Cursing Computer
by zima on Mon 28th May 2012 22:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Cursing Computer"
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2005-07-06

Well there's already http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theories_of_humor#Computer_Theory_of_H... http://arxiv.org/abs/0711.2061 ...simple ("simulated") neural network.

Don't attach undue importance to that basic neurological mechanism, primate defence mechanism, a way of forming social bonds in social animal, ...
Now you settle for humour, half a century ago people were going the same way about chess (plus it seems a bit like saying "you can't really be a good mental computer (human one) without having an MMU, antivirus and without ethernet plugs, stack, and so on" - or that a submarine is a very poor ship because it rarely stays on the surface)

How often would they even need humour? What good would it be for them, in majority of the cases? (do you want an autonomous car or aircraft with humour?)

Anyway, there's already some software decent at recognising or creating humour. Also while machines can detect various linguistic nuances (Watson)...

...and while humans can hardly agree on what is humorous, have very different expectations and often can even hardly detect humour from different cultures.

Plus, how much of a virtue it is? We're often mean in our humour - often "guided" by things coming from cognitive biases ...go through their list, really, that is our primary mode of operation.

(and http://www.osnews.com/permalink?519734 and likewise here, what do they need it for / just wait until them start judging intelligence on the general principle of "is it like ours?" ;) )

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RE[3]: Cursing Computer
by zima on Mon 28th May 2012 21:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Cursing Computer"
zima Member since:
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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