Re: artificial emotional intelligence enhancement

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 23:26:17 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Ninety percent of emotional intelligence, in the sense of contributing
> materially to smartness, is about being able to recognize (and in
> various ways, counteract) the parts of your emotional system that
> contribute materially to stupidity.

Umm, yes, but there's more. Some parts of what is labeled emotional
intelligence have to do with increasing the likelihood that you won't be
set upon by townspeople with torches, or that you'll be more able to
persuade. Those are material contributions, but not to "smartness" in
the local sense. You probably know this. :)


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