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JSUCamel
08-18-2009, 08:03 PM
http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/08/robots_evolve_to_deceive_one_another.php?utm_sourc e=selectfeed&utm_medium=rss

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They programmed robots with the task of finding a "food source" indicated by a light-coloured ring at one end of the arena, which they could "see" at close range with downward-facing sensors. The other end of the arena, labelled with a darker ring was "poisoned". The bots get points based on how much time they spend near food or poison, which indicates how successful they are at their artificial lives.

They can also talk to one another. Each can produce a blue light that others can detect with cameras and that can give away the position of the food because of the flashing robots congregating nearby. In short, the blue light carries information, and after a few generations, the robots quickly evolved the ability to conceal that information and deceive one another.

...Cool. hehe.

Davian93
08-18-2009, 08:08 PM
http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2009/08/robots_evolve_to_deceive_one_another.php?utm_sourc e=selectfeed&utm_medium=rss

An excerpt:


...Cool. hehe.

When does Skynet become self-aware?

Mort
08-19-2009, 03:54 AM
AI is pretty fascinating, at least when you are standing a bit away from it, looking at it from a distance. Actually tinkering with it I got a little tired of in school. :)

When does Skynet become self-aware?

After breakfast.

I read an article some time ago that studied chimps. They were able to lie to each other to conceal food to keep it for themselves. Pretty neat.

Gilshalos Sedai
08-19-2009, 08:35 AM
So.... deception is a virtue?

Mort
08-19-2009, 09:20 AM
So.... deception is a virtue?

In a world without morals or ethics, yes. If it can get you ahead of everyone else.

StrangePackage
08-19-2009, 10:02 AM
So.... deception is a virtue?

In a biological sense, absolutely.

Just look at phasmids.

Brita
08-24-2009, 02:04 PM
In a biological sense, absolutely.

Just look at phasmids.

~~~furtively looks up phasmids on wiki~~

Indeed, quite right SP, quite right.