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posted by LaminatorX on Saturday March 01 2014, @12:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the Call-me-once-you've-quantified-'love' dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"Can a Computer Fall in Love if It Doesn't Have a Body? Much has been written about Spike Jonze's Her, the Oscar-nominated tale of love between man and operating system. It's an allegory about relationships in a digital age, a Rorschach test for technology. It's also premised on a particular vision of artificial intelligence as capable of experiencing love.

Poetic license aside, is that really possible ?"

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  • (Score: 1) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:35PM

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <> on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:35PM (#9122) Homepage Journal

    In a Soylentnews discussion of computers falling in love, I discuss a novel about a human who falls in love with an artificial intelligence.

    I am further stymied as to how so many - what shall we call each other? Soylentbots just doesn't roll of the tongue - fellow Soylentnews members are complaining that this entire article is off-topic.

    What could be more on-topic for a bunch of propellerheads than a discussion of artificial intelligences being made to feel human emotion?

    Sure winning at Jeopardy is cool, as is become the world chess champion, but really both amount to exhaustive search. There's no real finesse in that just a lot of transistors and investment.

    Love is not well-understood to this day. It's going to be a long time before it is simulated in an AI.

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  • (Score: 2) by bucc5062 on Saturday March 01 2014, @03:58PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Saturday March 01 2014, @03:58PM (#9142)

    I read your post and though it was interesting in one way, it did not really touch on the topic as presented. The thought is "can a computer love" and your story is more like "the man falls in love with a computer". Also, you kind of skip around on topic between the story and this leap to Snowden and hiding from the Government spies. I see the connection between the story and reality, but not between the story and the topic....thus off-topic.

    However, I now am going to look up that book and if I like it, read it. Sounds interesting....but is off topic (like my response in turn). HAGD

    The more things change, the more they look the same
  • (Score: 1) by SlimmPickens on Sunday March 02 2014, @01:09AM

    by SlimmPickens (1056) on Sunday March 02 2014, @01:09AM (#9311)

    what shall we call each other? Soylentbots just doesn't roll of the tongue

    "Soylentils" seems to be gaining momentum, but I am of the opinion that when we deny service with our traffic we'll have "Soyled" the web server and therefore we are "Soylers".