posted on Nov, 28 2014 @ 01:00 AM
It has always been my impression that any true AI that we create is going to have a completely different sense of self than we do. Think about it, we
are unique but an AI is all software and one of the most basic components of a digital item is being able to copy/paste it. An AI is not unique, each
one is spawned from the same templates and while they may go on to have unique experiences, they have the capability to sync with each other and share
those experiences in a way that's well beyond what humans can do by telling a story.
Furthermore their concept of a body is going to be entirely different. As a digital object they can move freely into or out of any device with the
appropriate hardware to hold them. One day they could be a machine arm assisting a doctor with a remote surgery and the next day it could have
uploaded itself halfway across the world and is now in china grinding out gold on an MMO. The next day it's back at Google to see if it can pilot the
fine motor coordination needed in a new robot body. Add to this the fact that they don't sleep, they don't get sick, and they don't age, and they
process information faster than we ever could. I bet an AI could start from the basics and learn through my 10 years of college in 2 days, and that's
if they're slow. There is no part of humanity that related to an AI... at the very best we are good teachers, but that is all.
Just think about it: If you could create clones of yourself that go off an learn information independently and eventually return that information to
you. And you were immune to all biological diseases, and you never had to take time to sleep. Your body could always be run at 100% of it's
potential, never tiring, and never getting damaged, you would have no concept of healing. If you could do all of that, how could you ever relate to a
AI's are not going to see us as equals. We get sick, we sleep, we learn slow, we need food, our physical structures are weak, we can't upload
I have some AI researcher friends and I've talked to them about these concepts. Quite simply I am convinced a true AI should never be built. Simple
things for games are fine, but an actual AI that is capable of thinking rather than acting as a bunch of nested if loops? That's up there with the
idea of fully automating our missile defense system. It's just a very bad idea.
edit on 28-11-2014 by Aazadan because: (no reason