One of the founding fathers of AI, Marvin Minsky was once questioned about machine emotions and said:
“The question is not whether intelligent machines can have any emotions, but whether machines can be intelligent without any emotions”.
We have reached the point where computational methods can be applied to process the expression of emotions that occur with human interaction. However, this does not imply that intelligent machines have emotions.
For artificial intelligence to have human emotions, we would not only have to recreate the human brain but also its senses, body and consciousness.MORE COMMENT