For centuries, there have been stories of men who fall in love with androids.
Over the past decade, the idea of creating AI you could love has moved from the realm of science fiction and into that of commerce and research.
As AIs get better at games like chess and Go and Jeopardy, investors have poured resources into the study and development of “affective” or “emotional” computing: systems that recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings.“Feelings seem to be an inextricable part of genuine ‘intelligence,’” said Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, which co-chairs with Elon Musk the newly founded $1 billion research group Open AI.
The Turing Test is supposed to determine whether a machine can think, or seem to think.
Evolutionary science has shown that, for humans, flirting is a key test of emotional and social intelligence.
It assesses exactly the capacities that AI researchers are trying to endow machines with: the ability to generate feelings in others, and to understand context and subtext—or the difference between what a person wants and what a person says.
The audiences who admired the toy musicians raved about their sensibilité—the way they seemed to be moved by their own performances. With the rise of computing and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists began to talk more about thinking, sentience, and self-consciousness.
The mathematician Alan Turing defined the most famous test of machine intelligence in a paper that he published in 1950.
Thomas Aquinas, flew into a rage and smashed it to pieces.
Some said that Aquinas had become convinced that the Iron Man was demonic.
Express certain desires via tone of voice and body language while hiding others. Correctly read the body language of others, who are also strategically dissembling.