Digital Soul: Intelligent Machines and Human Values by Thomas Georges

By Thomas Georges

Should the day come while clever machines not just make computations but in addition imagine and adventure feelings as people do, how can we distinguish the “human” from the “machine”? This creation to man made intelligence – and to its in all probability profound social, ethical, and moral implications – is designed for readers with very little technical historical past. In obtainable, centred, enticing discussions, physicist and award-winning technological know-how author Thomas Georges explores the elemental matters: what's cognizance? Can pcs be unsleeping? If machines may imagine or even consider, might they then be entitled to “human” rights? Will machines and other people merge right into a biomechanical race? may still we fear that super-intelligent machines could take over the realm? Even now we proceed to place more and more subtle machines answerable for serious features of our lives in ways in which may possibly carry unexpected results for the human race. Digital Soul demanding situations we all, ahead of it really is too overdue, to consider carefully and rationally concerning the form of international we'll are looking to stay in – with clever machines ever nearer via our sides.

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From Tools to Goal Seekers In Chapter 4, we examined ways that machines might plausibly be said to learn, to think, and to understand. Even with these advanced Let the Android Do It 49 capabilities, however, smart machines are typically thought of as passive tools used by people, who will always retain control over their actions. But can machines perceive and pursue goals independently of direct human control? A simple example is a mechanical mouse that runs a maze. Instead of being under direct human control, it contains an internal program for sensing walls, rules for turning and backing up from dead ends, and an ability to remember where it has already been.

Can they set and pursue goals independently of direct human control? Does this mean that they have “minds of their own”? Can autonomous machines have values and personality? If so, can they be as malicious or benign as science fiction portrays them? And what (if anything) do autonomous machines have in common with humans? From Tools to Goal Seekers In Chapter 4, we examined ways that machines might plausibly be said to learn, to think, and to understand. Even with these advanced Let the Android Do It 49 capabilities, however, smart machines are typically thought of as passive tools used by people, who will always retain control over their actions.

Machines Who Think 39 By making ELIZA’s dictionary and the Chinese Room’s phrase book more and more comprehensive, one could come arbitrarily close to reproducing very sophisticated and intelligent responses. If such a box also included information about ongoing sensory experiences accumulated over years, then its responses could not easily be distinguished from those of an intelligent human. Yet the conclusion drawn by the anti-machine-intelligence bunch is that no matter how elaborate the symbol-manipulating abilities inside a box or room, nothing is happening that anyone would call understanding.

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