“For centuries, there have been stories of men who fall in love with androids. Over the past decade, the idea of creating AI you could love has moved from the realm of science fiction and into that of commerce and research. As AIs get better at games like chess and Go and Jeopardy, investors have poured resources into the study and development of ‘affective’ or ’emotional’ computing: systems that recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human feelings.” From Moira Weigel in TNR: Flirting With Humanity.
The search for an artificial intelligence smart enough to love. (I already feel a deep, human love for my Macbook Air. It’s sitting on my lap right now…)