10 Mar Future Machines
Will future machines and robotic technology advance ahead of people? Will robots develop a level of consciousness? Why is it so difficult to imagine a computer with a brain that can discern choices based on logic and on emotion?
Perhaps we cannot imagine a robot that can think like a human because we cannot perceive of a human that could truly think like a robot. A person cannot actually achieve the perspective the mind’s eye of a robot.
To believe – as some noteworthy scientists do – that artificial intelligence will advance to a high level and eventually take over the world and dominate mankind is ludicrous. Why would machines want to be in-charge of people? Perhaps artificial intelligence and robots so programmed will become so focused on advancement and development that they will just ignore humans is more plausible.
Robots may strive to build a society of robots that are highly intelligent; solely for the purpose of enrichment the development of robots.
Perhaps the advent and invention of a computer or a robot is not such a novelty. A person contains the hardware, software, operating system, ability to heal and to creatively contribute to world. Even so-called applications are not really so new. These software add-ons have been part of the human mind and have been integrated into the brain for centuries. One day society will realize that we should have spent more time trying to figure out have to actually maximize the potential and capabilities of the human brain and less effort seeking ways to increase mass production with mechanized replacements.
A human being contains at least the following attributes: a brain (hardware of computer); a mind (software of computer); ideas, memories, thoughts, electrical currents (synapses). It could rightly be said that the brain is the most highly developed computer that could ever exist. Through newly popular process known as neuro-plasicity the brain can be redesigned / configured and grow into a seemingly new creation through brain training.
Just imagine for one single moment the following processes: The brain is the hardware of a human being / person, the mind is the software that runs on the hardware, a person creates an operating systems throughout one’s life and growth process and various applications are available to be utilized when called upon through relevant stimuli. A person can equally learn from success or failure. Would it be possible for a robot to achieve the same level of optimal functioning?