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    #21

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    I think the answer to your original question is no, regardless of whether or how machine learning may develop.

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    #22

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Very interesting what you say about the Dota 2 experiment.

    I don't think that machines can properly learn language, no. I also believe that not only are we not close to creating sentient AI, it is not in fact possible for us ever to do it.

    In answer to your final question—yes, I think so.

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    #23

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Could you please tell why you think it's impossible to create sentient AI? My view is radically different, and I always like to learn about what others think.

    In regard to the Dota 2 esperiment, I don't know how connected it is with the AI used in Teslas, but the founder of OpenAI is Elon Musk, so I'd expect at least some level of connection.

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    #24

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    Could you please tell why you think it's impossible to create sentient AI?
    My personal view on this issue would take too many words to explain here. I don't think I could do it in just a couple of paragraphs. Plus, it would sidetrack somewhat from the thread. I'm more than happy to discuss the issue elsewhere, however.

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    #25

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    "The Selfish Gene" is a good read.
    Richard Dawkins said that The Selfless Gene might have been a better title, but not as catchy.

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    #26

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Research by Alexander Z. Guiora, Robert C. L. Brannon, Cecelia Y. Dull2 The University of Michigan, EMPATHY AND SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING, this may interest of you.

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    #27

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    Could you please tell why you think it's impossible to create sentient AI?
    I think it's very possible if, by sentient, you mean able to receive sensory input and respond to it. We have that now.
    If you mean self-aware, or self-conscious, that's less clear.

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    #28

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think it's very possible if, by sentient, you mean able to receive sensory input and respond to it. We have that now.
    If you mean self-aware, or self-conscious, that's less clear.
    I've been thinking about the topic. I'm not entirely sure what I understand by 'sentient'. I'm sure it at least partially consists of emotions, and I do believe they can be possessed by artificial intelligence, though it isn't the case, yet.

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    #29

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    I'm sure that robots will be able to display appropriate emotional behaviour. They will be able to frown, smile, maybe even cry if some robotics engineer wants to install a water reservoir in their 'eyes'. But I doubt whether they will feel anything. Feeling requires a body, not just cognition.

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    #30

    Re: Do you think learning a language requires empathy?

    Turing suggested that the differences could be eroded and, once we couldn't tell the difference, the machines would have got there.

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