Odds and ends

Way too heavy for me to deal with at the end of this fine Wednesday night. Bo Leuf sent me this link, which tries to explain emotions. From what I could gather, this is from the “programming emotions” standpoint–and I don’t mean willfully controlling your emotions. I mean programming a machine to feel.
I would never want to inflict what I feel on anything, even a machine. But I’m not everybody else either. I remember arguing this in a philosophy class. I was in the minority opinion that you couldn’t program a machine to feel. Strangely enough, I was the only one in the class with any CS background. Oh well.

I suspect it makes for an interesting read. I’ll add it to my to-do list.

3 thoughts on “Odds and ends

  • November 15, 2001 at 11:23 am
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    Minsky, wow! I read an interview with him earlier in the year and forgot his book is due out this winter. Interesting ideas he has. Don’t know how much I buy into them. Thanks for the link! Also, this is an interesting take on emotions as well…
    http://www.tased.edu.au/tasonline/sukhavat/relationships1.htm

  • November 17, 2001 at 2:24 am
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    Not to be ambiguous. but if a tree falls in the forest and no ones there to here is does it make a sound?

  • November 17, 2001 at 2:25 am
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    Not to be ambiguous. but if a tree falls in the forest and no ones there to here is does it make a sound?

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