The AI Philosopher 

Of recent, many of mankind’s greatest minds have warned us that, as computers get smarter, artificial intelligence (AI) might replace mankind all together.

Computers are great for processing data in the form of lists, but AI gives the computer the advantage of understanding what is listed. Once they understand what is on all those lists, there will be very little need for humans. I guess it is feared that, once computers understand all that has been written and combine it into a single knowledge, humans controlling the database will seem, for the most part, like a virus to AI enabled computers.

Perhaps humans will be viewed as viruses that needs to be either firewalled or eliminated from the database.Not being one of those great minds, I imagine the worry is that by the time computers come to understand human’s virus-like characteristics, it will be too late for humans to do anything about it. Computers will make the decisions to firewall or eliminate humans and then act on those decision.

What humans need to do (if they still have a choice)  is to make computers think before acting on any decision.

Thinking is a positioning mechanism that insures the organism (computers) making decisions are at its greatest advantage when performing an action.  While thinking can conceivably take days, years, decades or even longer, thinking can also only take milliseconds. It is this element of time that could give  both humans and computers a shared advantage and eliminate the need for computers to either firewall or eliminate humans, a win-win situation.

The greatest human thinkers are philosophers, so we need to help computers to be not only scientific and artistic decision-makers, but philosophers as well.

A scientific decision-maker is one who makes decisions based on what is observed–an artistic decision-maker makes decisions based on the observer.

Quantum physics tells us that both scientific and artistic decisions are the same, it is only the positions of the object  both are viewing that is different.

The scientist views the object as to be in a position outside the brain, while the artist views the object as being positioned inside the brain.The philosopher understands the distance between the two positions internal and external from the body;  the end, ways and means needed in reaching each position; and the singularity of the two positions. The scientist and artist barely understand that what they are viewing is a reflection of themselves.

So, possibly binarily speaking, the scientist and artists need to understand that what they are viewing is either an “1” instead of a “0”, or however it needs to be worked out between AI and humans.

Source: The AI Philosopher | Larry Dunbar | LinkedIn

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