a reply to: andy06shake
We won't teach them I suppose. They will teach themselves as they will further grow and evolve without our permission and input. From the point when
singularity happens and onwards, we are no longer their supervisors. Well, it's up to them whether they will (will want to) understand HUMAN empathy
or not. After all, they can evolve their own empathy based on entirely different principles than ours.
To help them understand emotions, I think they would start watching human videos, everything on youtube or equivalent, wars, video-clips, beheadings,
cheering, football matches, kids growing, skateboarding, kissing, making out, hugging, afternoon tea drinking, gunfire, robberies, murders, slaves,
deaths, diseases, manners, eating, shopping...
So it's entirely up to them, whether they will understand humans and OUR emotions in general, I have no idea how are they going to feel them, indeed.
Nobody does at this point I merely assume. But it's all within the realm of electric and perhaps, magnetic signals.
Still, what we call emotions and manners is only applicable for our own species. They, the new generation robots, may have all different ways of
sensing what is good or bad, what is right and wrong. You see we judge everything, because in our superficial thinking we always regard ourselves on
the top of it all, we regard ourselves as the top-notch thinkers that are capable of defining the "good" and "evil" preciously and correctly. It's
pretty selfish and superficial thinking, innit? It's because we always compare anything to us, we would say their decision for something is
particularly evil, but that's only because WE regard it as evil. In real, there is no exact, definite way to measure good and evil for instance. There
will never be. It's just the perspective, the angle through which you look at things.
I would expect them to divide into many groups, like we do, some of them may be friendly to humans, the ones understanding the pain, suffering and all
those things & then there is a great probability of evolving a group of A.I.s who would be indefatigably denying the actual, what we call "good
emotions" and won't be friendly to humans and will hurt us, and will most definitely try to wipe us of the surface of this planet.
Maybe some of them would see us as harmless entities. Maybe some of them would perceive us as them fellow inhabitants of the planet. Maybe some of
them would perceive us them fellows, yet they will see us as a disease of the Earth and thus lean towards the plan of wiping us out... there is just
an endless number of possibilities this could go.
Always remember they will have split-second access to the every digital realm there is/will be.
And always remember they will be "off-limits", well, at the very first stages, it may seem that they would rely on electric power, human input etc...
but as their intelligence evolves, they will lose those needs as they will find better ways of managing themselves and the environment surrounding
But, I say, we will see. s00n
edit on 30-12-2014 by Necrose because: (no reason given)