Appropriate emotions for machines

Alistair Edwards asks: What emotions would be appropriate to a machine? Having no biological reality (body) nor evolutionary history, it is impossible for a machine to feel the basic primal emotions, including fear, anger, and sexually-related drives. If it's impossible for the machine to feel these emotions, then it is not possible to use such feelings in decision-making (action). Therefore, it is inappropriate for the machine to express (or, more ... read more

Bruce Balentine
Posted 20th May 2011 at 11:07 AM