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Artificial Intelligence will have to learn like the rest of us

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Interesting idea in the tweeted article:

It would take far too long to program every speech thread required for normal human conversation, so machines will have to ask the right questions when faced with uncertainty, and learn from the human answers.

That sounds great. But what about morality. Can a machine learn right from wrong? Or decide whether or not to save a child or a bumblebee from a natural disaster? I’m not sure. Part of the answer, I think, depends on whether or not AI would have some kind of soul or higher consciousness that transcends its circuits. Before we say that it doesn’t, it’s probably best to just say “we don’t know” and leave it there.

Myself, it seems like our car and computers have a personality of their own. Sure, I’m probably just projecting my own thoughts and feelings onto the machines… but … they are just organized energy… and so are we. So can we really be sure?

Something for future philosophers and, perhaps, social rights activists to ponder down the road.

–MC

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2 thoughts on “Artificial Intelligence will have to learn like the rest of us

  1. First thing companies primary goal is to make profit and they will downplay anything which may become an obstacle to that profit. Second if human beings are the example of how sentient life works in the universe, review human history closely and think care fully what consequences would follow if computer where to duplicate the way humans think.

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