Re: HUMOR: schoolchildren on science

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sun, 26 Jan 1997 21:31:35 -0600

[Saith Anders Sandberg:]
> Might be worth trying. One could imagine an AI with a "randomness" level
> it could adjust...

It's called a "computational temperature" and Copycat uses it - in a
controlled fashion - to good effect. See Hofstadter's "Fluid Concepts
and Creative Analogies". I feel that a "computational temperature" is
almost exactly the analogue of a human emotion... in a non-goal-oriented
architecture, at that.

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