Re: Facial expression recognition software

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 09 Apr 1999 11:43:01 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Aaron Davidson <> writes:
> > A module that examined camera-feed images to analyze opponent's poker-faces
> > would certainly be an advantage ;-). The computer has the ultimate
> > poker-face.
> Remember to make disc accesses inaudible - they might give away
> whether the program is in a tight spot or looking at many
> possibilities. Otherwise the poker-face might not be perfect.
> (A nice example otherwise of quiet technology: the sounds from the
> hard drive give us cues to what the computer is up to.)

Ah, Sandberg, you are quite right, but you are not sufficiently *devious*. Use fake disk accesses to get one's opponent to call a non-bluff.

--          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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