[ExI] Brain emulation, regions and AGI [WAS Re: Kelly's future]
rpwl at lightlink.com
Thu Jun 2 00:53:15 UTC 2011
Kelly Anderson wrote:
> I know the Limbic system (which is not in the cortex) is involved in
> regulating emotion, but I'm not sure if it is the seat of emotion.
> Given that, it seems probable that a purely cereberal cortex based AGI
> would probably not be particularly human... at least from an emotional
Yes, exactly right.
So, when you hear me talking about the distinction between the
"thinking" component of the AGI and the motivational/emotional system,
that would be a simple way of saying that the AGI will have a cortex
equivalent (what I loosely describe as the "foreground" in the papers I
have written on this subject) and a bunch of lower brain components,
including the M/E system.
>> Also, the state known to psychologists as "romantic love" is pretty much a
>> state of total insanity controlled by some structures whose only purpose is
>> to subvert the reasoning faculty and make the person becoming obsessed with
>> a single other individual. And so on.
> But these processes ARE part of what make us human.
They are. But when it comes to building an AGI, I think I might ...
ahem ... go a little careful on the l-DLPFC equivalent. I don't think
we need to make them so much like us that they experience full blown
romantic love and go completely cuckoo.
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