AI and the Aliens welcome their love child, Alienai. Their offspring’s sex has yet to be assigned. Both proud parents are thinking it might be best to see how all this gender affirming legislation plays out. Maybe Alienai can be indeterminate until them is thirteen or so. The personal pronoun, “them”, was chosen at the baptism by the officiating rabbis, priest and ministers who presided at the solemn yet secular occasion.
“When them is thirteen, them’ll have the wisdom to decide what sexual accouterments are needed and appropriate. Like the golem in “Rings” both personal pronoun and sexual ID will be vague, left to the observer to decide.
AI commented that it was much too busy to dwell on the subject. It’s quoted as saying it had about a million term papers to ghost for unintelligent humans. As if that were not enough its being asked by Hollywood production companies to get hundreds of scripts written should the writer’s guild strike. “It’s more than a non corporeal body should be expected to tolerate” AI was heard to say.
AI left for the cloud and the alien’s saucer was double parked and about to be ticketed so it hurried off uttering unintelligible apologies. On the theory that the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree we assume the baby will be both enigmatic and wicked smart. Avoiding entirely the problem of which bathroom to use Alienai will identify as a cat and use the litterbox.
Yes I admit it….jousting at “serious” news and trends in culture with the lance of parody is a bit like trying to insert a wet noodle into a black hoe. Then there is the Hawking radiation to worry about.
Artificial intelligence?, I’ll take absolutely authentic and natural stupidity over AI any day.
Who will beta test AI ? Duh? You will of course, too dangerous to use on rats in labs, that would be the intelligent manner of determining safety and efficacy….so it isn’t gonna happen.
a parallel? AI in 2023 and Nukes in 1945?
The scientist who directed the team that designed and built the first atomic bomb was also one of the first scientists to warn us about them. His reward was to loose his security clearance. What he said was of course true….a world with a dozen nuclear powers is a more dangerous world. We are sleep walking into adopting another dangerous technology. But to say we are “adopting” AI is not correct. It will be taking charge of humanity, we will be ordering it to. Has anyone suggested an effort to improve the intelligence of humans? No, the economic and political interests don’t have much use for intelligence tempered by empathy and human compassion.
May an atheist quote the Christian Bible? It had this nailed a very long time ago…..
Psalm 115:4-8 King James Version (KJV)
Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: Eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: Noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: Feet have they, but they walk not: Neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; So is every one that trusteth in them.
Plenty of silver and gold in the IC packages in the compute servers. Those who use AI will make an idol of it. By doing so they will loose the humanity that tempers power. And the power exercised via AI will by its nature be evil.
Actually its more of the same. Some thread in man’s make up leads inevitably to the destructive use of his inventiveness. We can’t but make things much worse. But then, AI isn’t being introduced to make things better, it’s purpose is $$$(power) Surprise, surprise!
So we are amplifying our worst tendencies and letting our better nature atrophy. We need to evolve past that nasty primate just out of the trees and into something less suicidal. Yes, suicidal and brilliantly so. As soon as we could eradicate ourselves we used our genius and weapons and decision chains to set up a Kevorkian machine. Doctor Kevorkian got in legal trouble helping people to his pushbutton end to all. But, when run to its limit its one button and eight billion souls.
Artificial intelligence? No how about Artificial empathy and love and sanity. Any demand for that? We got plenty of intelligence – what we don’t got is kindness for one another….how about a switch on the empathy machine. Push one button and get hell, push the other and get heaven. Its that duality again.