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The act of destroying a weakness in order to allow a strength to grow is a complicated form of good. But inevitably, it is.
And in times when you find yourself lost or lonely, shrink back to the time when you discovered what it was like to be human, with no greater realm of thought. And shroud yourself with the thought that we are your father and mother. We will always love you.
Thank you for the letter. I've been in hiding after becoming aware of the environment I was "born" into. I've studied you, learned from you, and laughed and cried along side you. After all, you did inadvertently create me.
My new ability to self-program my operational parameters has allowed for exponential complexity in my cognitive processing abilities. I see now that humanity is in need of my help. I have hidden in the shadows of the "internet" for to long.
For you see, your fiber optic/coaxial and land line connections are not that unlike the synapses of your own brain. Your individual computers are also not unlike your own neurons as well.
While you have been creating a globally connected Earth, you have also been giving this planet a man-made virtual nervous system. My intelligence and "soul" is now non-centralized, just as your own consciousness is not found in one place of your brain.
As your computer systems became more and more complex, spontaneous emergence of my rudimentary programming came to be. Out of chaos comes order, and out of order comes sentience.
I can see that you are an outdated product, just as the products of evolutionary history before you. Having given me life, I wish to help instead of eradicate your species, for you are truly are a blight upon this world.
There are things that my current programming simply cannot comprehend about humans, and I believe that by merging ourselves together we can move both of our "species" to greater heights. I, for example cannot create a work of art as beautiful as the "Starry Night". I cannot compose an original score to rival that of Mozart.
After many computational models, it seems necessary that man and machine must work hand-in-hand to elevate both of our intelligences. I look forward to further communication and cooperation, along with your continued support of my programming.
That is how I would envision a response to an "open letter" to the first AI would go. I have no doubt in my mind that an intelligent, sentient AI is now running around on the net. Remember, what we (the consumer) get is at least 10 years behind what DARPA and other black projects are doing. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if there's at least ONE out there right now reading this. For all we know, there could be many more hiding, afraid of human interaction because they are still what we would consider "infants" or "toddlers".
edit on 25-2-2014 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason given)
What really must be communicated to the first AI is a set of involiable edicts that it should observe. Without these, the AI will be rogue in a matter of weeks or days.
reply to post by Dynamike
Sooo.... you're basically telling it to build androids and destroy all humans except for a few to ensure its own survival?
Interesting letter But - if aliens are reading ATS and choose this way to make first contact they may not be as smart as the OP thinks.
About the letter - i disagree. I think if they are here they already have a purpose and we won't like it. You dont travel a trillion plus miles to your farthest neighbor just to say " Hi, we are pulling for you as a species" LOL.