Re: My AI Review - spoilers further down...

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 10:56:13 MDT

  Samantha Atkins wrote:
>Overall though I will pan the treatment of AI as altogether too
>formula. The AIs are human equivalent surrogates without human
>gumption, self-defense, and the all-powerful and nearly idolized
>by the movie *emotions*. Until the AIs finally get emotion they
>are just machines. When the first AI does have emotions it is
>still considered a machine simulating emotions, not a person -
>not a full sentient with rights for sure. ...
>Do we meat beings really think that our emotions are what is
>best about us and that feeling them utterly and monomaniacly is
>a mark of tremendous virtue?

Unfortunately, I'd say yes, this is what most people really think.
You may dislike the movie because it does not embody your hopes,
but I like it because it embodies my quite realistic fears.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030-4444
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Oct 12 2001 - 14:39:41 MDT