Re: Religion Key To AI?

Chris Hind (
Wed, 23 Oct 1996 23:16:14 -0700

>More seriously, I think the Snow Crash meme/religion/consciousness idea
>is intriguing, even if I don't believe in it. Religion doesn't seem to
>help cognition much, but helps provide an emotional framework. Maybe we
>should see it as an early and somewhat odd cognitive tool?

When designing AI why is the aim automatically toward logic rather than
emotion? Emotions obviously came first! Why don't they try to create an
intelligence with horrible mood swings and a pinch of logic and have it sort
things out for itself.