Re: extropians-digest V3 #7

Daniel Fabulich (
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 20:11:48 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 23 Jun 1998, Jonathan Colvin wrote:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> "I think this is a fallacy. First, why would AI have no emotions or a
> limited repertoar? Given current research into cognitive neuroscience
> it seems that emotions are instead enormously important for rational
> thinking since they provide the valuations and heuristics necessary
> for making decisions well."
> Why would we want to give AI emotions?

Go back and read some of the previous posts on this issue. The question
is whether we COULD create an AI without emotions, not why we might want
to. If the architecture of the AI were just like that of the brain,
emotions might have to be hard-wired into the system.