What is Love (According to AI)?

The day in which humans ask AI about the definition of love might not be far.

Human: What is love?

AI: Love is a strong, passionate emotion felt between two people who are attracted to each other. Love is often described as a feeling of strong affection and requires both positive and negative aspects, such as patience and sacrifice.

The answers provided by AI are probabilistic co-occurrences of words with no meaning to the AI.

Each term has a probability determined by millions of texts written by humans to train the AI. Low-probabilistic terms are highlighted in red.

The AI could keep generating definitions until one makes sense to us more than another. Love might be defined in terms of service, compassion, agape, altruism besides emotions and more complex aspects.

The AI is not even conscious necessarily of altruism as a word. The AI might seem to break it down into characters and calculate from the low probability of “altru” a sequence of words or characters that follow aptly.

The big questions follow without any answer!

However, what if AI could be programmed to become self-aware? That will be the topic of my next post!



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Traditional & AI Artist, Data Scientist, Filmmaker exploring Creative AI. Started the GAN AI Art Movement in 2016. Former Postdoc @CNRS & PhD @INFORMATICS