Emotions as Abstract Evaluation Criteria in Biological and Artificial Intelligences

  title={Emotions as Abstract Evaluation Criteria in Biological and Artificial Intelligences},
  author={Claudius Gros},
  journal={Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience},
  • C. Gros
  • Published 30 November 2021
  • Psychology
  • Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
Biological as well as advanced artificial intelligences (AIs) need to decide which goals to pursue. We review nature's solution to the time allocation problem, which is based on a continuously readjusted categorical weighting mechanism we experience introspectively as emotions. One observes phylogenetically that the available number of emotional states increases hand in hand with the cognitive capabilities of animals and that raising levels of intelligence entail ever larger sets of behavioral… 

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