2014-12-28

robot-human interactions

12.28: summary:
. ideas about robot-human interactions
inspired by the movie Her,
about falling in love with AI .

6.2: cs/robot/can't replace human companionship:
psy/bicameralism
/conversations between rational and emotional:
Bicameralism (the philosophy of "two-chamberedness"):
". the human mind once assumed a state in which
cognitive functions were divided between
one part of the brain which appears to be "speaking",
and a second part which listens and obeys
—a bicameral mind.
The term was coined by psychologist Julian Jaynes,
who presented the idea in his 1976 book
The Origin of Consciousness in the
Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind,
wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality
was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind
only as recently as 3000 years ago."
. even when the mind isn't hearing voices
there is still a form of bicameralism:
the emotions are a form of conversation
that pulls you into a dialog;

. hence,
the key to human-like Artificial Intelligence
is setting up a pair of interacting programs:
one for the rational rules,
and another making semi-random emotional demands .

. but for realistic lovable robot interactions
how do you get past the fact that
only biology makes perceptions or dreams:
machines can only act like they are
influenced by feelings:
if you know the intelligent entity is a robot,
then you also know they are
not actually subject to feelings,
and never actually hurt or rewarded like you .
. what do you love about others?
can a robot replace others?
. the thing we like about others
is the feeling we get from interacting with them:
it's emotional's option to love an other,
there is no consistent dependable "reason"
why we like others or anything !

cs/robot/a 1984`Big Brother we could love:
. a personal assistant could be like a good version of
the Big Brother portrayed in the book "1984":
helping people to coordinate with each other,
and preventing them from being
ignorant of what the right thing to do is
at least if they log their intentions
before acting on them,
or if the BigBrother can anticipate what they might do next .

cs/robot/artistic abilities that belong to user:
. a personal assistant could make people more artistic
by meshing with human so AI doing artwork
is not just programming but also versioning by the user;
it could make music and artwork
that reflects interests and personality of user .
. it lacks inspiration from the supernatural;
the spirit can give artist the spirit's ideas;
[3: whereas the best AI can do is
provide many versions and let user pick and stack versions .]