Hal's dilemma could have been avoided If Pool and Bowman had been informed , then there would have been no conflict even if he keep it a secret objective from the public Hal would had Poole and Bowman to talk to about it ere would have been no problem.I don't see the dilemma that HAL goes thru is anything to do with emotions. A computer intelligence can have no emotions. It is simply a programming conflict.
There may come a day when they do have emotions and with it, a capacity for lies and deception.Why can't computers have emotions? We are programming them with virtually everything, including the ability to learn on their own. I can't see them not emulating human emotions in the not-distant future.
I think 'having' and emotion and 'emulating' an emotion are different things, Cathbad.Why can't computers have emotions? We are programming them with virtually everything, including the ability to learn on their own. I can't see them not emulating human emotions in the not-distant future.
Exactly, to date we have Simulated Intelligence not Artificial Intelligence.I think 'having' and emotion and 'emulating' an emotion are different things, Cathbad.
I think so, Cathbad. A computer can add, subtract, multiply, divide, compare two values and do a few other things like input / output. Each processor (and they maybe one or more in each computer) can only do one of these things at any one time. I can't see any of those commands allows for 'having' an emotion. So we can tell the difference: if the thing is a computer, as we know them today, then it's emulation.Yes; but, would we be able to tell the difference?
They have to give the "AI" the simulated intelligence of a 14 year old boy and then they also have to pretend that English is its second language and even then it only just passed the Turing test.Even now, experiments on the internet have shown that many can be fooled while having conversations with bots.
Herein lies the false equivalence IMO.We are all capable of emulating emotion. Some very well, some less well, but we've all done it. It's called acting.
There may come a day when they do have emotions and with it, a capacity for lies and deception.
And when that happens, they will demand the right to vote and some of them might even vote Republican.
And their is the issue of PC correct , The newly liberated computers will take issue with offensive machine stereotypes in movies,tv show computer games and books and televisions . This force universities and colleges to grant the computers safe spaces and will require them to offer mandatory machine sensitivity courses and training to avoid offending the computers.