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How could emotional intelligence be implemented?

Architectures for recognizing and generating emotion are typically somewhat complex and don't generally have short descriptions, so it's probably better to reference the literature rather than give a ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

The answer to this question, unlike many on this board, I think is definitive. No. We don't need AI's to have emotion to be useful, as we can see by the numerous amount of AI's we already have that ...
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Can an AI learn to suffer?

At a very high level, regarding evolutionary game theory and genetic algorithms, it is absolutely possible that AI could develop a state that is analogous with suffering, although, as you astutely ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

There is much discussion in philosophy about inner language and the ability to perceive pain (see Pain in philosophy article). Your question is in the area of philosophy and not science. If you define ...
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How can you simulate level of curiosity for a chatbot?

It's possible to implement a form of curiosity-driven behavior without requiring full 'emotional intelligence'. One elementary strategy would be to define some form of similarity measure on inputs. ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

It is certainly possible for AI to theoretically feel emotion. There are, according to Murray Shanahan's book The Technological Singularity, two primary forms of AI: 1) Human based AI - achieved ...
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How could emotional intelligence be implemented?

I think your question fits nowadays more in the field of Human-Robot Interaction, which relies largely on vision for recognition of gestures and follow movements, as well as soft, natural movements as ...
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How can the emotional quotient of an AI program be measured?

The answer to your question is "In principle, yes" - in it's most general form, EQ testing is just a specific case of the Turing test ("How would you feel about ... ?"). To see why meaningful EQ ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

I think the fundamental question is: Why even attempt to build an AI? If that objective is clear, it will provide clarity to whether or not having emotional quotient in AI make sense. Some attempts ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

Assuming an AI was built out of a mechanical husk, mirroring the human brain exactly; complete with chemical signals and all. An AI should theoretically be capable of feeling/processing emotions.
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Will we be able to build an artificial intelligence that feels empathy?

Let us describe a very simple system that does something we could label as empathyc. A chatbot answers "I am sorry to hear that. What happened?" when we type "I feel bad", and it replies "I am glad ...
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Were there known tests done on two or more AI interacting together?

One example might be self-play in games. Since neural networks and deep learning depend on massive amounts of data, one way to generate data is to have two virtual machines play each other and record ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

I have considered much of the responses here, and I would suggest that most people here have missed the point when answering the question about emotions. The problem is, scientists keep looking for a ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

Emotion in an AI is useful, but not necessary depending on your objective (in most cases, it's not). In particular, emotion recognition/analysis is very well advanced, and it's used in a wide range ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

I think emotions are not necessary for an AI agent to be useful. But I also think they could make the agent MUCH more pleasant to work with. If the bot you're talking with can read your emotions and ...
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Will automata love?

It's a poorly stated question because these are at least three, possibly four different questions that are quite independent from each other. First, let's take the questions from the text. ...
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How could emotional intelligence be implemented?

Emotions aren't something that you can implement - they're very complex. However, you can attempt to mimic them. Human emotions are closely related to conscious experience characterized by intense ...
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Why was ELIZA able to induce "delusional thinking"?

I like your choice of "induce" instead of "produce," because the delusions came from the users. This means the answer has to do mostly with human psychology; people come equipped with lots of mental ...
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How can you simulate level of curiosity for a chatbot?

I think "curiosity" in AI would signify a 'desire to search.' It's an interest, that is experienced by some agent, in making something known that was previously unknown. So to define how much ...
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Why would someone want to simulate emotional desicion-making within an AI?

Humans have poor understanding of emotional rules. Probably every poster on here has experienced greatly misreading another individual emotionally. Further, people often don't act emotionally how they ...
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How can the theory of multiple intelligences be incorporated into AI?

If anything, multiple intelligences are much more obvious in AI than in other fields, because we haven't yet unlocked how to do transfer between domains. As an example, AlphaGo is very, very good at ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

Strong AIs For a strong AI, the short answer is to call for help, when they might not even know what the supposed help could be. It depends on what the AI would do. If it is supposed to solve a ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

By emotions he doesn't mean to add all sorts of emotions into an AI. He only meant the ones that will be helpful for taking vital decisions. Consider this incident for a second: Suppose an AI self ...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

This question is more the province of philosophy of mind than of AI, here are some detailed answers to your question from the philosophy SE: Is simulating emotions the same as experiencing emotions?, ...
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What purpose would be served by developing AI's that experience human-like emotions?

I think that depends on the application of the AI. Obviously if I develop an AI that's purpose is plainly to do specific task under the supervision of humans, there is no need for emotions. But if the ...
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How could we define passion in artificial intelligence?

An elementary approach to 'passion' would be to pre-assign different areas for the program to be 'passionate' about and associate different numeric 'drive strengths' with each (perhaps adaptively). ...
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Can programming cause passive or aggressive behavior in AIs?

The Wikipedia entry on this personality theory says of Type A people: The theory describes Type A individuals as ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status-conscious, sensitive, impatient, anxious,...
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Could an AI feel emotions?

Emotions are a factor in humans having ethics/morals only because they are a factor in all human learning and decision-making. Unless you are duplicating a human being exactly, there is no reason to ...
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