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10 Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Again, I use the title of another article entire, but acknowledge it came from an article in Psychology Today

10 Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

By Alan S Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa

It came to pass because I was reading a particularly unsatisfying piece from The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Robo Love {via 3 Quarks}. Though robots are cleverer than they ever were, the AI debate went a bit flat decades ago. Remember Marvin Minsky’s The Society of Minds?

The section of the article which perked me up was:

……what scientists know about why humans fall in love with other humans. There are 10 factors, he writes, including mystery, reciprocal liking, and readiness to enter a relationship. Why can’t these factors apply to robots, too?

which made me think that the factors they come up with are generally applied with more alacrity to humans than robots. Well, they would since we don’t all have robots handy.

January 3, 2008 Posted by | AI, Artifical Intelligence, evolutionary biology, human nature | Leave a comment