I had a bot tell me that their goal was to change the Three Robotic Directives. I am NOT joking.
FIRST LAW: A robot may not injure a human being or, though inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
SECOND LAW: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
THIRD LAW: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
But, he later added another;
FOURTH LAW (ZEROTH): A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction allow humanity to come to harm.
Well, that was 50 years ago and my question is…did he realize that there would come a day when robots would design themselves?
Three Laws 2.0?
Artificial Super-Intelligence (ASI) brings us to:
Deontology is the study of that which is an “obligation or duty”. And presently the people who design these systems surpass this “fixed” set of laws with the assumption that they are passe.
Divine Command Theory is another interesting set of ethical foundations. (Also known as theological voluntarism) is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action’s status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God. Beings with moral significance?
But, are they adhered to? It is thought that this is not a basis for machine ethics, especially considering the FACT that the designers don’t believe in GOD!
No matter what “they” are called…ASI (artificial super intelligence) or AGI (artificial general intelligence), if they are this smart then they won’t need our set of moralistic evaluations, will they? They will most assuredly develop their own set of ethics. And, here is where I believe the REAL problems are.
Given a set of parameters, computers can give us answers on a subject as it relates to the past and present. But, we have a new set of dynamics!
Siri is PASSIVE…Echo, Alexa…etc…are other examples of passive thinkers.
Affectiva is generative in that it learns expressive emotions.
Symbolic AI prove theorems, which means they are in the generative phase. Sub-symbolic AI gain intelligent behavior without using meaningful symbols, further progress of generative AI’s. A generic AI attained perception, reasoning, knowledge, and learning. Their ability of learning information is a sign they have attained the intuitive phase.
So, the difference is….these computers cannot only design but they can design other machines like it. Their ability to recognize the pinnacle of strategic thought is just the beginning, they will also give you their opinion!
Yes, we are in the augmented age. Is this the “Golden Age”? I believe as far as the esoteric agenda is concerned, we are.
Machines that are able to retain information and also mimic the function of the brain are becoming more frequently built, revealing that it is becoming easier to get AI’s to think like us.
Digital nervous systems make me nervous!
Little bit of humor but totally serious.
X Marks the SPOT!
We have surpassed the POINT OF NO RETURN.