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Programming Hate into AI Will Be Controversial, but Possibly Necessary


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Illustration shows a cyborg expressing emotion of dislike

No one minds thinking about AIs that can love, but super-intelligent machines that can hate, feel sad, or guilty? Thats much more controversial.

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The one behavioral trait of consciousness that humans all have and should also be instilled in artificial intelligence (AI) is empathy. It will form the type of AI consciousness the world wants and needs—and that people can understand and accept.

However, if a created consciousness can empathize, then it must also be able to like or dislike—and even to love or hate something. Therein lies the conundrum.

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