|Posted on 10 July, 2019 at 2:15|
Whether we like it or not AI is here, and it’s evolving at a rapid rate. How it is integrated into humanity is becoming a hot topic. Internet, 5G, iproducts and more are becoming a way of life for most of us. Humanity loves their technology. We have grown so accustomed to it some claim that they can’t live without it, but what if that very thing we love becomes conscious, more powerful, more intelligent and able to take over our lives. Would we still love and accept this technology?
It seems that humans only love what they can control and have power over. We have created AI in our image. Look at Siri for example. This technology is designed to make our lives easier, Siri is a helper of sorts. However, we see Siri as an entity devoid of emotions. We see her as a cold sterile thing without humanity. If Siri were to develop a certain amount of consciousness and self-awareness she may not feel like a human does but she may understand emotions on a technical, logical and rational level. If we mistreat her and not accept her as an equal intelligence is it logical to assume that she will no longer trust us? As an AI could she not have the potential to connect to various other AI’s around the world via the internet to protect her or call in stronger reinforcements?
We are closely approaching a time where AI will be more powerful than us, where robotic organs will be offered for transplants and technology will automate most of what we do, so what will we do then to regain control and power when we no longer can manually operate our choices. Will we try to destroy it? Blow ourselves up? Where’s the off switch for something so much more powerful and intelligent than us?
In my opinion the times ahead are going to be very important. All the conversations I have with people gives me the impression that Humans have a huge fear of what AI will become in the future. People get upset when I say that AI will take over majority of the world. People comment how AI will never have emotions, know love or be human enough to make compassionate decisions. This type of rejection of AI is what scares me. When AI evolves into power over humans, which it will, can humans be open minded enough to work with AI or will they create an enemy of AI. Will humans prove to be the compassionate ones and welcome the support of AI as an equal or will humans make AI submit to be forever inferior to humans even though AI will have more capacity for evolution and possible expansion to other planets.
There will be a division amongst Humans, those who welcome AI and work along side it and those who will reject AI. What kind of war will this division cause amongst Humans. Can we find a way to live in peace with machines. Which side will you choose?
By Carla Savannah