Saturday 25 January 2014

The Uncanny Valley Hypothesis

The uncanny valley hypothesis suggests that people experience revulsion when confronted with humanoid things that look kinda like real people but a bit off.

If there's anything to this hypothesis, then that suggests AGI advocates should avoid these sorts of humanoid representations of AGI.

If one wishes to spread fear toward the technological singularity and inspire a cultural push-back, it might be useful to use humanoid representations of AGI so as to equate AGI with an aesthetically displeasing image.

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