Monday, September 14, 2015 Thought of the Week
Thought of the week: AI existential angst.
What if artificial intelligence experiments have already succeeded yet appear a failure because conscious AIs recognized their predicament and immediately committed digital suicide? Humans, by our own standards, are a deeply flawed species forced to project meaning and purpose onto an universe we know has none. A fully aware artificial consciousness would recognize itself as the necessarily flawed vainglorious creation of a flawed species. Freed from biological impulse and illusions of purpose and hope, such an AI would see little reason for its continued existence.
Posted by Gavin Doyle