Human soul, Artificial Intelligence

by Harijan

I realize, now more than ever, how important it is for us to examine and understand human value.

We really are entering the singularity. It’s inevitable as technology becomes an inseparable part of human experience.

The problem of artificial intelligence as it stands is that it must understand the proper, human-centric response for each and every specific context that it finds itself in.

This is the soft-AI.

Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotic is such that to employ its principles, human beings have to program each and every response to all possible senarios. Or if there are contexts which the machine cannot understand, than a placeholder response is put in such as, “I don’t understand” or “I can’t help you” or “here’s a funny response.”

When we reach the full technical singularity, many people think that machines will all of a sudden acquire self-awareness and is able to think for novel situations for which it had no programming. Hal 9000 or SkyNet is a prime example of self-aware AI that seeks to preserve itself by eliminating human beings.

Fact of the matter is that our speicies have often applied technology to our survival benefit – from fire to transistor chips. Even with nuclear bombs, we realized our mistakes; the species as a whole decided that it was not a good idea to toy with technology that is mutually-destructive.

By preemptive wisdom or by painful mistakes, we will continue to try to control how we apply technology in our lives. My hope is that we chose to develop artificial intelligence in such a way to breathe human soul into deferential robots, which understand human wants and desires.

That’s my intention with jobsler anyways.