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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: 2) by SMI on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:31AM

    by SMI (333) on Sunday March 02 2014, @09:31AM (#9480)

    "Of course, is this love like a person, or loyalty like dog? Perhaps that's the real question as the former is a much more complex thing."

    I found your comment very interesting, but I have to take umbrage with those last two sentences. I think your question is far more subjective than you may realize. Don't get me wrong, while I may not agree with your opinion of dogs, I strongly believe in the individualized ability to choose for oneself, and I do agree that love is a more complex concept than loyalty. I simply refuse to take it as a fact that dogs aren't capable of love (only loyalty) and that people are somehow inherently better than other animals.

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