In 1953, a Harvard psychologist thought he search for joy – Accidentally – within the cranium of the rat. With an electrode inserted in a specific area of its brain, the rat was allowed to pulse the implant by pulling a lever. It kept returning for more: insatiable, persistent, lever-pulling. In fact, the rat didn’t want to do anything else. The reward center of the brain appears to have been located.
After more than 60 years, in 2016, a couple of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers Were training AI to play video games. The goal of one game – the coaster – was to complete a racetrack. But the AI player was rewarded for taking collectibles along the track. When the program was run, they saw something strange. The AI found a way to skid across an endless cycle of collectibles. He did this consistently instead of completing the course.
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