Re: Protean Self-Transformation

Hara Ra (
Sun, 06 Apr 1997 23:54:26 -0700

Gregory Houston wrote:

> Him? The computer can only determine beauty based on the criteria the
> programmer programmed into it. The computer cannot determine beauty
> based on its own experiences of emotive affect. It may *know* what
> beauty is supposed to be, but it has never experienced the emotive
> sensations of beauty.

1. In this modern era of neural networks and genetic algorithms, it is
quite possible for a computer program to develop abilities the
programmer never thought of.

2. I am sure my water molecules never feel anything either...

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