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Scientists create paranoid, delusional computers with “virtual schizophrenia”

Scientists create paranoid, delusional computers with "virtual schizophrenia" Tagged with:

If a computer claimed it was responsible for a terrorist bombing, or claimed that it had analyzed and discovered secret-coded NSA messages in online articles which told it to infiltrate a terrorist network, it would likely freak some people out. However, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin were elated when a computer freaked out and told them paranoid and delusional tales. The computer seemed to take on the “split mind” of the disorder schizophrenia which can cause severely impaired thinking, emotions, and behaviors. Scientists did this to the computer to better understand the human brain.

Posted by Tessa May 19, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments