I believe that the tag is not necessary given that we already have and . A sentient AI is an an AI that perceives or feels (according to the dictionary definition of "sentient"), so all questions about sentient AI fall either under (or ), so I suggest it should be merged with .


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  • Sentience can refer to biological agents, so has a broader scope.

We sometimes discuss intelligence in general, as a concept underlying AI, and do too with sentience.

  • Emotional intelligence seems to be an informal term related to a specific kind of decision making

I don't see much relation to sentience in general, except that we regard only sentient beings as having emotions in the conventional sense.

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    $\begingroup$ I realized later that emotional intelligence is more about having control of your own emotions. However, I would say that, in general, we should not introduce a tag if the expression is not widely known or standard. I am not sure if sentience is the most common expression to refer to AIs that have emotions. Maybe it is ok to have the tag sentience. $\endgroup$
    – nbro
    Jun 21, 2019 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ I think there's a more common term to refer to methods that understand or mimic feelings. It's affective computing or artificial emotional intelligence, so maybe emotional intelligence already covers the tag sentience. Therefore, I would say, we don't need the tag sentience because emotional intelligence (EI) or AEI already covers everything related to sentient AI and it is a more common term. $\endgroup$
    – nbro
    Jul 6, 2019 at 14:34

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