Complexity Digest 2005.06 - 05.03
Sex And The Single Robot, The Guardain
Excerpts: "Christians may not like it, but we must consider this the origin of an artificial species. Until now, most researchers in this field have focused only on the functionality of the machines, but we think in terms of the essence of the creatures." That "essence" is a computer code, which determines a robot's propensity to "feel" happy, sad, angry, sleepy, hungry or afraid. Kim says this software is modelled on human DNA, though equivalent to a single strand of genetic code rather than the complex double helix of a real chromosome.
- Source: Sex And The Single Robot
[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/science/story/0,12996,1403780,00.html?gusrc=rss ], Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, 05/02/02