Whether dealing with organic brains in humans and animals or dealing with artificial intelligent systems, we must consider cognitive strategies to delete or subdue certain memories, observations or experiences to insure optimal function and completion of assigned task. For instance if a soldier comes back from the war and he has shell shock syndrome we need to be careful that it does not rear its ugly head in the middle of a restaurant with his family.If an artificial intelligent robot has been assigned to tasks by an unethical human due to a character flaw in the human's level of integrity; once this is found out, the robot must be abated of those instructions or commands.
Erasing memory is not so pleasant to discuss but often people with deep emotional scares do not want to talk about those memories and they turn out to be a hindrance in this lives in the future. Likewise a artificial intelligent robot which is miss programmed, or has learned something wrong or even has been jeopardized by a malicious software virus will need a strategy to fix and repair it's problem other wise the unit will not be usable.In the case of an emotionally scared human, often their behavior due to such makes them unworkable in many social situations and they would rather change. We need to look at both the organic brain and artificial intelligence and see if we can learn anything as we seek to fix both issues. Consider this in 2006.."Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board. If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; http://www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs/.
By: Lance Winslow