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There Will Be No Human-Like AI Without Emotion

AI in the movies is almost always about artificial “General” intelligence (AGI); human-like intelligence. In the original Star Trek series, the character Spock has the almost-superpower of cold, unemotional logic, that is, of reasoning devoid of emotion. Hardly an episode goes by without another character remarking about Spock’s logic unsullied by emotion. The idea is that “emotion” impairs “logic”

Reason has obvious tactical benefits. It helped our ancestors find food, fight off predators and eventually invent Legos. Since the Enlightenment, when…

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