Monday, July 12, 2010

Thoughts on Socialization

This is just a braindump of questions and hypotheses that have probably already been examined...

Do animals that are more independent when they are young (i.e. less dependent on others) become less social as they age? Are animals that are more dependent in youth remain social in life? Where does a need for society come from? The need for social interaction drives civil behavior, which needs to be a part of any AI participating successfully w/the human race.

Capabilities: A being who is dependent on others to succeed must learn how to interact with civility. A being who is underequipped to deal may develop feelings of hostility from inadequacy (Adam and Eve). A being overequipped may become hostile from arrogance. Are all human beings restricted to this region of capability, or do the least capable and most capable of us possess feelings of hostility that are caused by that condition?

Would an independent AI that developed far beyond human capabilities retain its empathy for mankind if it evolved as mankind does, as a completely dependent being (a baby) into a mature, independent being? Humans remain dependent on society throughout life to survive, but could conditions intersect that would enable an AI to become completely independent from society?

An independent source of energy. Ability to self-replicate. ...

2 comments:

skmckinn said...

Just be sure to counteract that empathy by forcing the young AI to wear pink bunny suits its aunt makes it for Christmas, and such. And program it to feel periodically guilty twinges from a whole gamut of guilts, kind of randomly, these being set off by certain combinations of words and smells...

Digitizdat said...

Wow... you have no idea how eerily similar that is to my actual life. Yeah, that'll teach it!