In our quest for A.I.

People talk about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) but I suspect what many of them really mean, especially when they are talking about the potential dangers, is Artificial Emotion (A.E.).

Without emotion there really is no motivation or drive for power (or anything else really). So the question is, can we actually have A.I. without A.E.? Is anyone even working on trying to achieve A.E.? Where exactly is the line between A.I. and A.E.?

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This is the personal blog of Kevin Marshall (a.k.a Falicon) where he often digs into side projects he's working on for digdownlabs.com and other random thoughts he's got on his mind.

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