''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.''

Glory–Prudence Honor–Justice

Providence–Faith Liberty–Hope

Grace–Beauty Free-will–Truth

Tranquility–Ecstasy Equality–Bliss

Dignity–Temperance Integrity–Fortitude

Civility–Charity Austerity–Decency

Magnanimity–Goodness Equanimity–Wisdom

Love–Joy Peace-Harmony

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


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