''I am writing to alert you to a newly issued U.S. patent
concerning ethical artificial intelligence entitled:
Inductive Inference Affective Language Analyzer
Simulating Artificial Intelligence (patent No. 6,587,846).
As implied in its title, this innovation is the first affect-
ive language analyzer incorporating ethical/motivational
terms, serving in the role of interactive computer
interface. It enables a computer to reason and speak in an
ethical fashion, serving in roles specifying sound human
This innovation is formally based on a multi-level
hierarchy of the traditional groupings of virtues, values,
and ideals, collectively arranged as subsets within a
hierarchy of metaperspectives - as partially depicted below.''
See for http://archives.nesc.ac.uk/gcproposal-0/0034.html for remainder and responses.
Good lord! Interesting. BTW, I think I'm gonna try stealing some of that ontology for my Prolog exam next Friday. – PhilJones