posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 01:49 PM
Originally posted by browha
Sure, it can become more and more powerful in terms of software, but if you dont give it hardware which it would require to do certain tasks, it, by
definition, wouldn't be able to do them...
e.g. if you dont give it a radio, it wouldnt be able to communicate via radio waves.
See, that's the trick- if an AI's thought processing capacities go beyond that of a human's, it won't need
radio waves to communicate via
radio. It can send a messenger, or perhaps get someone to unwittingly free it.
That's one of the things you learn very, very quickly in System Shock- it takes one mistake -just one- and pandora's box is opened. Once the AI is
out of the bag, it's goign to take control. For example, in the game System Shock 2, SHODAN doesn't need to be able to go out and manually kick
aroudn her enemies. She convinces others to do that. She has no physicial body, no real way to interact with the world except viewing it through
security cameras, and sending email. Yet, by the end of the game, all her enemies are six feet under- all except you, that is.
[EDIT: Daniel Denett did some fine work on AI as well]
[Edited on 8-3-2004 by DeusEx]