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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 HiThere on Monday March 03 2014, @12:59AM

    by HiThere (866) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 03 2014, @12:59AM (#9846) Journal

    I think you misunderstand my proposal. I'm proposing that neural firings, and even neurons, is the wrong level to model. That you need to model what they are doing. Rather like compilers changing the same code to map to different processor designs. The assembler level code may be very different when produced to run on two different CPUs...particularly ones with very different abstractions that they, in turn, turn into bit manipulations (down at the bit manipulation level, where half-adders, etc. work). And, of course, it's even possible to not have the base level implemented in terms of bits. (In the early 1950's there was a computer that worked in base 10 at the lowest level...i.e., storing 10 different voltage levels in the same cell.)

    So you can model things at lots of different levels and achieve approximately the same results, and I suspect that the neuron level is too low a level to choose to model when you're building an AI.

    Javascript is what you use to allow unknown third parties to run software you have no idea about on your computer.