The idea of a ‘robot takeover’ is no longer limited to sci-fi movies. As technology develops, Artificial Intelligence is becoming a reality in our world.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.
“The primitive forms of artificial intelligence we already have, have proved very useful. But I think the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,”
An absurd thought you might say but it is the holy grail of AI to manipulate your feelings our emotions.
However, the uses of emotionally AI are nearly endless.
The number one question is going to be how do we stop being manipulated by those who control the data.
Another words democracy itself has been and is becoming more with Social media an emotional puppet show run by companies such as Facebook who is undoubtedly one of the kings of social networking.
It is who and how data is controlled that determines the outcomes of elections and referendums as we have seen with Brexit and the election of Donal Trump and now the coming of G5 we going have:
Remote Robotic Surgery.
Immersive Gaming and Augmented Reality.
Supply Chain Management.
Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy.
It will “offer users no less than the perception of infinite capacity.
But how can we find a balance between accelerating technological progress
and governments’ responsibility to improve the economic conditions and raise
the level of wellbeing for their citizens?
There isn’t a single solution.
Because Democracy is based on feelings. During an election, you are not being asked to vote rather how do you feel.
Currently, many people cannot imagine their life without social networks, which in less than a decade have become an indispensable resource in our daily lives who have served multiple purposes throughout its short life and replaced other media.
With 2.38 billion monthly active users as of the first quarter of 2019, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide. It is at a size where it’s worth really taking a careful look at what are all the things that it can do to make social media the most positive force for good possible.
But like climate change, we sit back and watch the development of technologies that have little or no regulation both of which are reshaping the world we live in and the Earth exponentially.
Perhaps sometime in the next few decades, we’ll start developing technologies that improve human intelligence. We’ll hack the brain, or interface the brain to computers, or finally crack the problem of General Artificial Intelligence.
Should we be worried about technology’s advance and our demise?
Will Technology Save Us Or Enslave Us?
Intelligence is the source of technology.
The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be a General Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code.
That prospect would certainly change our viewpoints on what is life.
The potential impact on our world is enormous.
Both climate change and GAI are heading us all to a critical point of all human history.
Right now, almost no one is paying serious attention to either.
So what might a General Artificial Intelligence do with nanotechnology?
Feed the hungry?
Heal the sick?
Help us become smarter?
Remove our emotions so we have no sense of guilt?
Instantly wipe out the human species?
Probably it depends on the specific makeup of the AI.
See, human beings all have the same cognitive architecture. We all have a prefrontal cortex and limbic system and so on. If you imagine a space of all possible minds, then all human beings are packed into one small dot in mind design space. And then Artificial Intelligence is literally everything else. “AI” just means “a mind that does not work like we do.
So you can’t ask “What will an AI do?” as if all AIs formed a natural kind.
There is more than one possible AI.
Back to the question of whether a robot could or should have emotions.
From an intellectual point of view, this may not be as important to a robot as being able to interrupt human emotion and also display it back while interacting with people.
The most efficient way to answer the question would be to start by making itself smarter: Acquiring more computer resources could probably be most easily accomplished by hacking every computer connected to the internet.
Once that’s done, it could use the resulting enormous amount of computing power to calculate the most optimal way of rewriting itself for more intelligence.
Using this newfound intelligence and raw brute force, it may turn to develop new and more efficient computer chips and proceeding to turn the surface of the earth and nearby matter into computer innards.
We would not escape as we are made from perfectly usable carbon atoms, just waiting to be utilized as computronium – re-purposing our atoms.
It would then be simply a matter of the robot fooling a human, an easy task into thinking it had emotions.
The sort of emotion a robot might actually be programmed would be the same as its intelligence that being artificial.
If it turns out to be possible to create an AGI, it will presumably be given a task of some sort.
Here are a few.
- Psychotherapy software that utilizes an emotional connection to dispense advice.
- Call answering software that detects caller emotions and responds accordingly.
- To foresee the consequences of actions.
- Robots will not be susceptible to the effects of fear, adrenaline or shock and could potentially make strategic, reasoned decisions much faster than a human soldier.
- Robots would not be restrained by human emotions and the capacity for compassion.
So could a robot acquire Adrenaline along with emotions?
Emotions appear to be integrated as part of a biological body and a biological brain but our inability to see beyond biological programming does not allow us to answer this question.
There is no doubt that as AI technology grows more sophisticated, the potential for implementing it in weaponry is all but guaranteed – Drones that get an Adrenaline kick.
Adrenaline can be used in both technical and nontechnical contexts.
It is commonly used in describing the physiological symptoms (such as increased heart rate and respiration) that occur as part of the body’s fight-or-flight response to stress.
In a robot, it would not be just an act in the same vein. A thinking person feels empathy for something that looks alive and has complex behaviours, even if it doesn’t have life in a biological sense.
In the end, there is absolutely no reason why any sane human would ever want them to have characteristics but technophobic response actually feels rational.
Like a robot dealing with sick people should be able to mimic some emotions like compassion and carefulness….. They testify to the fact that emotions and our biological body operate together.
While a consensus is yet to be reached over the scope and scale of the effect we should expect from mobile connectivity on poverty-reduction and inequality some argue that it might be the best hope we have.