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It was after I read Damasio, Sapolsky, and et. al. that I came to realize just how much our emotions (Limbic system, mesolimbic pathways, etc.) underlie our cognitive processing.  To the extent that if our emotions are neurologically unable to function properly we simultaneously lose our executive decision making.  

This realization made me understand attempting to build a "truly" human intelligence isn't worth the effort. A "truly" human intelligence would be subject to developing psychological, neurological, emotional, and cognitive dysfunctions human express and if it doesn't it's not a "truly" human intelligence.

QED

:-)

Which makes TBG's contention, which I share, we should drop the "AI" thing, as such, in order to be working on building a "General Modeling Machine."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Aug 28th, 2011 at 02:42:44 PM EST
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We apparently agree. My caveat wrt a General Modeling Machine is to keep it away from making executive decisions. We are sufficiently "inhuman" all by ourselves and have no need of "artificial inhumanity".

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:38:44 PM EST
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GMMs won't be allowed to make executive decisions. The executive decisions will be hardcoded into them by programmers who simply apply the state of the art in anthropology, psychology and economics, without understanding that these disciplines exist in large part to justify particular forms of executive decisions.

The Serious People will then pretend that the GMM is making the executive decisions, because this gives the decisions an air of inevitability and truthiness.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Aug 29th, 2011 at 03:17:30 PM EST
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Then we will need the Butlerian Jihad.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Aug 29th, 2011 at 05:16:12 PM EST
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