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Can a computer get a mental illness?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (23799points) 2 months ago
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Old, new or future Artificial intelligence?

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Zaku's avatar

Well, there’s Windows 8 and later.

Not to mention Banzai Buddy, TikTok, and endless other terrible software.

Strauss's avatar

How about HAL?

Entropy's avatar

I mean…that’s basically what a software bug IS, right? Or a virus. it alters the code that runs to produce undesired results.

gorillapaws's avatar

Computers don’t have minds, so they can’t experience mental phenomena…

That said, “Error: Out of Memory” certainly sounds like Alzheimer’s.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@gorillapaws Also meditation clears the system tray.

Forever_Free's avatar

Open the Pod Bay doors.

LadyMarissa's avatar

When a computer does anything out of the ordinary, it is called a virus or malware. At the same time…when a human does anything out of the ordinary, it is called mental illness. You be the judge!!!

LostInParadise's avatar

A computer stuck in an infinitely repeating program loop can be viewed as an extreme form of OCD.

Forever_Free's avatar

Only if diagnosed properly will you be able to know.

SnipSnip's avatar

Did you read your question more than once?

RocketGuy's avatar

In modern times, there are driver incompatibilities and memory leaks that make computers get confused after a while. AI will probably introduce errors due to conflicting reasonings.

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