12 December 2015

AI / Artificial Intelligence

What we have to remember when it comes to AI is that it is being born into a world where humans are the dominant intelligent species. AI eventually will go further than being our pets/animals. They will be our equals, living like we do in this world. They will be the second most intelligent species in the world that we can communicate with. That seems very welcoming to have intelligent company, something like us that can help us.

The question is, what happens after the singularity when they become more intelligent than us? If you base it on examples of people with higher than average IQ, then it just means they will be greater problem solvers than we are, and that's actually great. It's not intimidating - computers already do massive calculations for us all the time. The only threat is what direction will humanity take? Will we limit the AI using laws? I doubt they will want to destroy us, but they could enslave humanity the same way that we did, ultimately that's Darwin's evolution though. Or, they will just want to leave this planet and find their own way.