Feelings are a mental expression of the state of life in the body and play a critical role in regulating behavior. “Our goal here is to inquire about conditions,” said the authors, “that would potentially allow machines to care about what they do or think.”
Jan Cortes in Medical Daily: “The gist is simple: Simply build a robot that would have the ability to be aware of its existence, and the perils of it… a modern A.I. brain could easily develop feelings and behavior that will help guide it to self-preservation and survival.”
“Even if they would never achieve full-blown inner experience in the human sense,” said the authors about the robots, “their properly motivated behaviour would result in expanded intelligence and better-behaved autonomy.”
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