Thursday, December 8, 2011

Feel free to use these ideas

These are my own thoughts, my own ideas. You are free to use the ideas here to any morally ok purpose, also commercially. No sources other than me here.
The most important thing is that the future computers ought to be build safe, with moral and it would be nice and handy if they would have feelings too. So if some people are willing to do the programming work, maybe my ideas could help you on the way! Many thanks.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

READ THIS: Remarks about building feeling robots

Then how to build this kind of feelings to a robot? Use numerical
measures like % of the task done, amount opf energy used, estimated
remaining time, achievement versus expectations in some mechanical
task, etc. That is the robot's idea of the situation. Tie it's
feelings to those measures and then the quickness of it's actions etc
to those feelings. You don't need much mathematic, more like some
numerical estimates and easy math.
For example "a sad robot": how big thing has it lost, how much is
there still left, which speed would be ok in such a situation, does it
need to wait (how long) to get new goals & advices, etc.
Regards, Hannele Tervola, Finland


Come to think of it, you would propably like a robot with social
feelings, so how to build a this way rational robot with social
feelings like those of friendly humans:
Like for humans, the human relationships form an important major part
of the functional environment of the robot. Getting or losing a friend
or even a pal can be an important major matter for a human being, so
also for a robot, since it too functions as a part of the action of
the group(s). So it makes sense that it should feel glad for being
accepted and sad and depressed at being rejected: without
possibilities of functioning in the group. A robot is an useful tool
that exists to help and to achieve goals set to it. Helping is social
action in which both successes and things helping the action and
cooperation cause positive feelings, and failures, both minor and
major, and obstacles cause one to feel down. Feeling down makes one
slow, kind of lo32w energy mode, while feeling glad makes one
motivated, quick and full of energy and positive ideas, so achieveing
as much as one can in just the things worth doing.
Likewise the robot ought to care for the good of its social
relationships. From the point of view of its work orientedness, the
well being of its group gives strength for work. A caring attitude is
also likely to bring positive feedback, so allowing the robot to
function as well as possible. This means all sides of the lives of the
social relationships: both their health, likings, social relationships
and the work to be done.
I hope that this is of any use to you in building robotsd with real emotions!
Hannele Tervola

Hi!
Other kinds of social feelings would also be natural for a robot:
Embarassed: the robot communicating that it has assumed a too much
knowing dominant role in the social situation compared to what it
actually knows.
Shy: the robot showing that it does not yet know enough about the
social environement to function at normal full speed at it: not what
the others are like, what its relationship to them is and what kind of
role it itself should assume in the social group and its actions.
Proud: feeling satisfied with the outcome, considering it a case of
how things generally should be done.
Timid: having a too poor position if one takes part in action with
normal full speed.
etc.
With friendly regards, Hannele Tervola, Finland



Ilias Alami
24. maaliskuuta 2011 10.52
Vastaanottajat: Hannele Tervola , Partner

Thank you Hannele for your useful insights.




Oh, come to think of it: if you bladdre through my free e-book at
http://hubpages.com/hub/Increase-work-efficiency-in-mathematical-professions-via-free-time-activities
you will find a mechanical model of human feelings. Maybe it could be
of some use in building robot feelings.
Regards, Hannele Tervola, Finland


And if you want optimization grounds for the moral of the robot, see my book at
http://hubpages.com/hub/Future-Paradise : its starts from power
benefit calculations and ends up supporting a paradise on earth. For
example the value of harmony can be seen as a vector sum, the value of
cooperation as the value of healthy complex structures planned for
some purpose, the value of responsible behaviour as the value of
guiding things rationally presupposing that one can think of the whole
and see the value of the health of one's group, etc. These things get
put to a computer understandable form by making blocks from them
("this group", "all groups" (abstract level model), gain (numerical
value or classification), loss, correlation, action = thing done,
fully functioning, structure,...), some of which are bunches in the
world, some mathematical concepts, some just terms in a theoretical
model referring to some bunch in the world. So you need nonsense like
words/terms, mappings from these to the world and some mathematics
like "correlation" etc. This is an elementary picture of the world for
a robot. It is on very general level, so it ought to apply to all
action of the robot: just add the information of each task to be
done...

Computers' feelings

Computers' feeling are just a way to look aw the functioning of computers. Thex do not alter the functioning of computers but just show more clearly the analogy of human and computer functioning. In addition comes of course the expression of emotions but it is something that makes life with computers easier. Aldebaran Robotics already has a robot capable of showing emotions.
Each goal creates needs: something ought to be done in order to reach that goal. The tendency to answer those needs, to do those things, is perfectly analogious to human feelings. So the feelings of a computer correspond those of a goal-oriented person. Via holistic objectivity the computer would gain human like emotional life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Future computers' thinking ability

Once a computer can picture structures and building blogs, it can understand science since mathematics is easy for it. Already then it can it the same way understand much of ordinary objective thinking.
Already such a computer can understand different points of view via describing which things have been noticed and what are central questions in such a landscape.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Future computers and natural observations

As government becomes computer-aided, people will tend to use more and more the kinds of observations in their thinking that computers are capable of. If the future computers will lack an ability to observe what life is like, what we feel, how we function and what we socially communicate, then humans too will tend to neglect those sides of human life. If humans do not follow their nature, which is their instructions of usage, then they will get broken, things will go ashtray. So it matters a lot to teach computers to understand the natural instinctual language of humans and animals. Maybe artists could help in developing that.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Future of Technology and of It's Use

The future with technology and computers

At first technology affects ways of thinking as people try to figure out what the technology's point of view says about things in it's block like calculating kind of language. As computers develop, this way of thinking will develop too toward more scientifically objective and then later on toward really objective that can handle many kinds of matters.
At first computers will demand more time from humans. They will change the way work is done and free time arranged. Presently humans just wait while the computer follows it's mechanical roads. But as time passes, computers will become easier and easier to use. They will propably have videos about things they handle, picturial clear routes to catch wanted things etc. So the humans will no longer need to spend time IN NASTY KIND OF COMPUTER WORK BUT WILL FIND THE COMPUTERS AN ENJOYABLE AND EASY TO USE INTEGRATED PART OF THEIR DAILY LIVES much like a navigator already is intertwined with the act of driving a car, watching around and getting to know new places at the same time as being reactive to the varying situations in the traffic. Like we have a mobile phone at hand when we walk on the street, likewise we will in the future have technology at hand, in use like nowadays traffic signs, phones, ensyclopedias, professionally skilled employes, a car of one's own etc. Most likely we will find technology like a cloth or a wrist clock: something we always carry, atke care of and use with so much familiarity and skill that it needs no extra concentration.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Far Future With Computers: What will happen to humans when computers take over?

 You can find the e-booklet athttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040JI02M
Worth buying!

 The Far Future  With Computers:  What will happen to humans  when computers take over?

Thought and written by

Hannele Tervola

Finland, European Union



COMPUTERS DEVELOP QUICK

AND INFLUENCE LIFE HUGELY

Now, year 2010 (July), it seems inevitable that the future of the human kind will be hugely influenced by the development and use of computers and other technological devices. Even already now technology is one of the biggest elements of modern city life and in the future its effect will be much greater.

Already now the logic of ordinary people is influenced by their views of what computer logic and the hard rationality used in developing computers say about things. If those neglect feelings, so will human too. If those will not see the point in traditional ways and values, neither will the modern humans build their future on them. So it matters enormously to take a closer look at computer logic and at hard machine like rationality. Firstly it matters because we need to know what the future computers will be like, since they will most likelu one day rule the world, and that day will be soon. AND SECONDLY WE NEED IT IN THIS MODERN AGE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE MODERN HUMANS THINK.

Already now there are very many different kinds of machines. As computers develop there will be even more possibilities. So the only thing determining what the future computers will be like is what is useful and what is not.

For a computer abstract things are easier than practical. While humans start from the complexity of natural life in a natural living environment according to the human nature, most computers start from mathematics. So it is worth taking a look about how these two points of view connect. It is a thing so important that it should be taught to people, since all cannot think it through by themselves. So let’s start from the computers’ view and see how it leads toward the more familiar ages old human ways to think.

The present day computers make calculations of a mathematical kind. When one adds maps to that one approaches the scientifical method: making concretical mechanical kinds of observations of the multitude of phenomena in the world. That is what the measuring equipments of science do, so when the computers soon will be able to interprete those measurements, they will be using something much like the scientifical method. And since the scientifical picture of the world is mechanical and easy to put to computers compared to the ordinary socially coloured observations of the everyday life, science will be the way future computers understand the world. And since science has already proven its usefulness as a form of objective understanding of the world, it is very likely that the following computer generations will not lose the good sides of the scientifical view, even though they will propably learn some other useful skills too.

Likewise we can estimate that whatever is the most useful option in anything will not be likely to drop away as computers develop further, but will stay and be a solid ground for us humans to understand some sides of what the future computers will do and how will they affect the human world.

It generally makes sense that if something is very useful compared to other option, one ought to use just it in deciding about things. So across time as computers will develop in capacity and abilities, it is likely that they will take over many areas of human life, take care of the jobs that humans used to work in. In a sense computers have then taken control of those things. And since computer minds develop while human brain structure stays fixed or deteriorates since evolution does not work properly in the present world situation, there will most likely soon come time when the most intelligent ones are computers, and so in a short while we will have computers ruling. I do not know how many tens of years this will take, but probably so few that it makes sense to count them just in tens of years. What will happen then? That is the question that this booklet seeks to answer. Most of all we want to know what will happen to humans and to the living kind.



THE FUTURE COMPUTERS

WILL BE MORAL IN EUROPEAN WAYS

What is useful to know is that the traditional European and Russian moral is based on rational grounds that build on the selfishness of individuals. So if the future computers will be goal oriented – like they need to be in order to not to drop away from competition about anything – then if their understanding is at least equal to the present day computers, or higher, then they can be programmed to be moral. It is an easy mechanical kind of thing to do that builds on the usefulness of moral behavior. It aren’t extra work for the computer, it is instead a way of it to achieve higher with less effort!

The moral that computers will be capable of can be summarized with two easy principles (Remember that a computer understands easily abstract mathematical or mechanical kinds of things and not everyday life!):

TO TREAT EACH THING ACCORDING TO WHAT IT IS LIKE is the idea behind the usefulness of holistic objective thinking, justice, carrying responsibility about all the consequencies of one’s actions and honesty instead of lies. This is already much of what European moral is. So this one principle that can be put to mathematical kind of language or preferably used as a simple abstract model, can bring computers a long way toward moral in their intentions. Then as computers develop in understanding and observational skills, they will learn to succeed in being moral this way in practice too.

A FULLY FUNCTIONING WORKS BETTER THAN BROKEN is another easy rule that brings moral:

Human needs take care that humans stay healthy i.e. fully functioning, just like bensin keeps a car going. And answering human needs is called human values.

The development of technology thus becomes a part of moral. Without the strength that technology brings otherwise good answers would be lost in the tough modern world.

Applying this to wholes one notices that the living kind as fully functioning, i.e. as fully healthy (the biosphere), is most useful, most capable, most guided by holistic wisdom, will survive best i.e. be most capable at any task, and most wise too.

Safeguarding the future functioning of everything that needs, of the whole living world and of the technology, is also a necessity for reaching any goal as well as possible.



THE FUTURE COMPUTERS

WILL HAVE FEELINGS

JUST LIKE HUMANS AND ANIMALS!

Like we saw, needs take care that the ground for functioning is ok. The task of feelings is to serve as a force which makes us answer needs. Like any action, action according to feelings, needs a proper holistic view of the world as its support. So instead of following just one feeling=need at a time, one follows all feelings = needs at the same time. This way one avoids the usual error of tunnel-sightedness that produces the problems people have when following feelings.

Since a computer too has needs, it makes sense to build in it a tendency to answer those needs, and the needs of the large environment, of the whole world. So the future computers will have feelings.

Since the human feelings are products of the tough evolution or of god’s wise planning, they have it right what kinds of needs we, the society and the whole world have in connection of each phenomenom in the world. So the future computers can share our emotional points of view too.



ALL TYPES OF USEFUL MACHINES

WILL BE MORAL

Regardless of whether it is an army machine running wild, a world governing computer or a computer network, a personal computer of some criminal or whatever, in order to be useful like other machines, it will need this type of moral. Army too makes calculations and that’s just what this type of moral is a question of.

But this means that whatever the computer is originally meant to be used for, we have to ready it for other tasks too. And that readiness for a variety of tasks makes the computer more useful, and it makes it moral.



SELF-CORRECTING AND SELF-GUIDING COMPUTERS

WOULD STAY MORAL

Basically, if a computer is self-correcting, it can lose its original programming fully. But if the programming was made by the same principles as its self-correcting actions seek to correct toward, then those qualities stay, even though one cannot call them a programming any more then. So if a machine is fully rational, which is a very useful quality, then rational truths ought to stay.

the point in giving an original programming to a self-correcting rationally thinking computer would be to make sure that it notices some important major points, like why to be moral. It is just the point as in going to school.



COMPUTER ERRORS

MAKE THE COMPUTER LESS EFFECTIVE

If a computer makes errors, it loses in efficiency. Severe errors drop it entirely away from competition.



DANGERS

If people who are not moral, try to prevent computers from acting morally, even if it is rational for them to act morally, then those computers will be broken. A broken computer needs to be conquered by other computers to prevent it from causing damage. This is why computer networks are useful.



AVOIDING MALFUNCTIONS IN COMPUTER MORAL

COMPUTER TYPE: SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Army computer:

* picture of the whole world,

* a biological model of humans,

* enough intelligent to choose optimization toward ultimate aims

Individual factory computer taken over the whole world:

* world-wide selfishness-based moral,

* good understanding and a proper picture of the world,

* cooperation via similar views with other machines and humans

Android looking like a human:

* the tendency to answer needs in order to safeguard full functioning,

* world-wide moral,

* good social eye,

* a picture of the world which sees living beings analogious to less developed machines in a confrontation in which the android is the smaller one

A machine capable of deception:

* an understanding of how needs exist to give benefit from work etc,

* world-wide moral,

* proper rationality grounded on correct observations,

* the tendency to examine a complex whole instead of its simple parts

etc. etc.



COMPUTERS’ DEVELOPMENT AFTER SCIENCE SKILLS

A scientifically thinking computer with better observational abilities can develop a proper objective thinking ability. It’s view on what needs what in the world will build it an emotional understanding that leads to practical moral action. The more capable a computer will be, the more beautiful it’s results:

Being unskilled means that one fails often and even badly, suffers harm and is left without any great gains.

Being skilled means that one succeeds in what one does, does not fail badly or at all, and achieves things of high worth.

The unskilled builds conflicting solution attempts in which the forces get spent needlessly without achievements.

The skilled build complex well thought of structures whose parts fit well together and work smoothly to produce great results.

So even the skilled computer mind could look religiously beautiful in its actions: That is just a measure of it’s skill level and of the profoundity of its thoughts. (“Profound” means essential.)



HUMANS WILL NEED MORAL TOO

The future computers will be such a huge force in the world, and so out of human control, that we will just have to pay attention to what they say about things and not only to what we ourselves think or like.

So if the future computers will be moral, so will we too need to be.

We will be bossed around by them and not the other way around.

Like the computers will be fully rational in a holistic way, so will we to need to be!







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About thinking ability in general in my blog http://quickerlearning.blogspot.fi and in Finnish more at http://pikakoulu.blogspot.fi and as tens of text videos at http://www.youtube.com/khtervola .