[ExI] Unfrendly AI is a mistaken idea.

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 02:20:14 UTC 2007

On 09/06/07, A B <austriaaugust at yahoo.com> wrote:

The evolution of emotions **doesn't** predate
> intelligence, it's the other way around. An insect
> isn't as intelligent as a person, but that doesn't
> mean it has no intelligence. I know that's
> counter-intuitive, but with evolutionary progression
> you can't have emotions if you don't have
> consciousness, and you can't have consciousness if you
> don't have intelligence. Take for example the visual
> cortex. First a stimulus must be *intelligently*
> processed within the visual cortex, using intelligent
> algorithms. Then the visual subject "emerges" into
> consciousness after sufficient intelligent processing.
> Then and only then can a person begin to form an
> emotional reaction to whatever is consciously seen; a
> loved-one for instance. Then the forming emotional
> experience feeds back into consciousness so that a
> person becomes aware of the emotion in addition to the
> visual subject. There's only *one* direction in which
> emotion could possibly have naturally evolved:
> 1)Intelligence
> 2)Consciousness
> 3)Emotion

OK, but that involves a broader definition of intelligence, such that even a
short program with an if/then statement might be called intelligent.

Stathis Papaioannou
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