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Thread: Is it possible to make computer/robot Lie.

  1. #1 Is it possible to make computer/robot Lie. 
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    Lie or at least white lie according to necessity.
    is it possible to write algorithm.
    Then may lot of attribute must be taken into consideration in this perspective.

    Can computer/robot be made to create story writing in following way .....

    given just few words like .... kid,elephant , butterfly , sea , star.

    Kid was on the elephant ...... and kid saw beautiful butterfly .....then kid asked elephant friend if it could fly like butterfly...
    and yes ... elephant made a wish..... it got golden shining wings.... flapped.......and elephant was flying in air crossing the sea ..
    reaching out to the star.

    robot see ...'change room' board on the room.
    robot see....'guy with green shirt enter that room'
    robot see...'same guy (?) with different color shirt exit from that room'

    so robot concludes .........
    'change room .... change in color of shirt .... so color of shirt change room....or might be whole shirt change....
    .....or wearing different color shirt over the last one ......
    change in color of shirt.....
    new shirt change.....
    new shirt over the old shirt.....at least three possibilities


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    Quote Originally Posted by sciencestudy View Post
    Can computer/robot be made to create story writing in following way .....
    Computers can certainly be programmed to write fiction (look up "computer generated fiction" for example).

    I'm not sure what this has to do with lying. (Unless you think all fictions is lying?)
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    It would be very easy to write code that would intentionally provide false information to the user.
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    Your OP appears to have nothing to do with the thread title.
    1) A computer cannot lie. Because lying requires that the truth be known despite what is said. Computers don't know.
    2) Computers, as has been said, can be programmed to provide non-factual or counter-factual output. In fact it's trivially easy.

    Edit: I'm not sure why you're conflating "computer" with "robot".
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    It would be very easy to write code that would intentionally provide false information to the user.
    It appears that certain operating systems will happily do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
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    It would be very easy to write code that would intentionally provide false information to the user.
    It appears that certain operating systems will happily do that.
    Sometimes they do it with such targeted maliciousness that sentience is strongly suspected.
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    As has been mentioned, I'm sure computers can be programmed to give false information, but that does not mean the computer is lying.
    The question in the OP is pretty much at the same level as asking if a typewriter is lying if it is used to print an untrue statement.
    I do believe computers will develop consciousness, in the future, and this is could give them the ability to lie. Having said that, however, I see the development of increasingly powerful computers as a positive phenomenon, and not any kind of nightmare scenario.
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    thanks Halliday , u r reply made my post not be useless and meaning less like other posts of mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halliday View Post
    As has been mentioned, I'm sure computers can be programmed to give false information, but that does not mean the computer is lying.
    The question in the OP is pretty much at the same level as asking if a typewriter is lying if it is used to print an untrue statement.
    I do believe computers will develop consciousness, in the future, and this is could give them the ability to lie. Having said that, however, I see the development of increasingly powerful computers as a positive phenomenon, and not any kind of nightmare scenario.
    I frankly don't know if I agree.....depends on the amount of control given. *S*
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    Hal9000: "No Mac, those jeans don't make your butt look big."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
    Hal9000: "No Mac, those jeans don't make your butt look big."
    PERFECT!! *Laughing*
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