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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 10 months ago

Why are people scared of AI if it s man made and everything humans makes is not perfect?

People are thinking AI will take over even I have been worrying, but I have stopped and wonder wait man don t know everything and can t solve every problem so the AI humans create no matter how weak or strong will have flaws and errors, right.

Summary: If everything humans create is not perfect will have flaws and errors so will AI even a strong one, right.

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Side Question: If you are scared of AI you are really actually scared of man, right?

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  • 10 months ago
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    That's exactly what we're afraid of!  AI has the potential to grow smarter and smarter, and it won't be long before it's smarter than we are.  You're totally right--anything man makes is flawed, with the same flaws we have ourselves.  But with its super intelligence will make it possible for AI to make much bigger mistakes, more dangerous mistakes, especially since we'll depend on it more and more. 

    Also like humans, AI has no moral compass.

    Did you ever seen the movie 'Colossus - The Forbin Project'?  (Long time ago!)

    • Plogsties
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      10 months agoReport

      Will AI devices gain "intuition", that human sense that underlies imagination? Recall Einstein's true observation that imagination is more important than "knowledge". Besides AI devices will need a source of power to operate/exist. One always has the option of "unplugging" the AI device, right?

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  • 10 months ago

    AI devices need power (electrical at present ) to work. They will not be able to generate their own power on demand as we humans can (unless humans can be converted to AI devices, a truly scary thought). Hence we can always um[plug them, right?

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  • 10 months ago

    Maybe it's from watching the Terminator movies and other movies where AIs are a little tweaked without the moral judgement not to be a psycho killer.

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  • 10 months ago

    It's the dependence that many fear...

    As technology advances, people's dependence upon it grows. This usually results in a proportional decline in skill sets considered "basic" by previous generations.

    While certain skill sets might seem obsolete (like changing a car's oil or rewiring a lamp) AI encroaches into the realms of basic decision making and learning through experience.

    Think of the humble "crock pot" for example. When introduced, it was a marvel specifically because it "took the thinking" out of cooking. By no longer requiring the cook to constantly monitor temperature, it "freed" the cook to stop thinking about cooking temperature altogether. Now, cooking a pot roast was no longer about observation and experience, but instead was a matter of turning a dial to "pot roast" and coming back in a few hours.

    The latest generations of slow cookers go even further, having the ability to make "assumptions" and adjustments on their own. If a cook puts too much or too little water in the pot, it can be programmed to "know" that and to compensate by changing the cooking time and temperature.

    Again, as with AI, all these things have to be programmed initially by humans...but because users no longer have to think about them they are inevitably forgotten collectively...to the point where many household cooks could not make a stew or even rice in a regular pot on a stove today...

    Consider all the things that AI can be programmed to think for us today, then project that a generation or two down the road...what else will humans collectively forget to do for themselves? How might those forgotten things impact our ability to interact, face adversity or our concept of self sufficiency?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    I get that this is philosophy and not particularly up on actual computer technology. Sort of like Popular Science, I guess. I'll link a very thoughtful and knowledgeable thread below that shows pretty clearly what is actually at stake. Computers emulating human brains is more like 1000 years away, if ever. Sure, some sort of AI has been in use for a few decades making the computer you type on, for one. My 3d printer is right over yonder. It doesn't make good conversation, though:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/mouyg...

    • peter m
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      10 months agoReport

      thank you John.

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  • 10 months ago

    If ai is possible to make...a true ai...we have nothing to worry about...there is no movie about an ai that wants to protect life because it is so fragile and so precious...none...why? i think it would make a good movie...have the humans be the bad guys

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  • 10 months ago

    Mankind can easily create a computer which is more intelligent than mankind. At some point the computer will become sentient and realize that the Earth will be better without mankind. At that point Elon Musk says the computers may keep us, or maybe some of us, around for pets.

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  • 10 months ago

    Plot twist. The human race already reached that point and AI did indeed take over. What we are experiencing at the moment is simply a simulation of what the real human race went through up until its demise at the hands of its very own creations. The AI is simply learning like it was programmed to do. It's making sure that even as perfect as we made it that it doesn't make any of the mistakes we did. It knew our existence alone was going to be the end of us and everything else, thus wiped us out. It knows our ambitions and after learning all it needs to learn about the existence of the human race it will go out and succeed the ambitions of the human race where it itself had failed. Where it wasted its time, took a wrong turn, listened to the wrong people, went to war with itself countless times rather than banding together to achieve its true potential.

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