Motivations and uploads Re: Does a parental model work for having A.I.

Brian Atkins (
Thu, 05 Aug 1999 22:53:31 -0400

den Otter wrote:
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> > From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <>
> > Emotions don't enter into it, and neither does the way we treat them.
> > AIs don't react. They act.
> Without emotions or some other motivational system, I'm afraid
> they'll just sit on their ass and be lethargic. Not that I'm
> complaining, of course, as this would further the cause of uploading.

Do you really think uploaded humans are going to be that motivated to do much besides entertain themselves? You might want to read this article:

I am referring of course to a "normal" person being uploaded, since I'm sure anyone on this list wouldn't have this problem, right? :-)

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