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Old 12-17-2004, 12:04 PM   #6
Sam Baughn
 
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I'm going to have to disagree with Saint and Cpt Clean on this. A SAI which can't relate to humans is seriously dysfunctional; in fact I would go so far as to say that a SAI which doesn't understand human type emotions at all isn't a SAI but a LAI.

You wouldn't design a SAI to supervise asteroid mining or cleaning windows, that's what LAIs are for. SAIs are pretty much always intended to relate to humans (or parahumans, or bioroids, or animals, whatever) in some way. It might be a limited form of interaction, with an emphasis on certain thought patterns and emotional states but virtually all SAIs should have some capacity for human emotion.

Now 'some capacity for human emotion' doesn't mean that the average AI is exactly like the average human, but I imagine that the vast majority of SAIs will be less alien than the weirdest humans (especially considering how weird some of the humans in THS are).
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