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Praetorianus November 6th, 2017 3:45am

If at some point in the future an artificial intelligence claims to be self aware and a battery of Turing type tests show it's indistinguishable from self aware humans, would you concede it IS self aware or see it as a simulation of self awareness?

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/07/17 3:51 pm

Great question. Had to think about it for a minute

ctskapski NB MD
11/06/17 11:23 pm

You're asking if it's truly sapient.

Sapience is determined by the result, not the origin.

If it is totally indistinguishable, that's what it is.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/06/17 5:30 am

Depends on the details of how it is programmed. If it's like Deep Blue (was that the name of the famous chess computer?), which required a team of people to maintain it, then no. If it is able to support itself and adapt, then maybe.

swervin Maryland
11/05/17 8:55 pm

We can not allow that thing to be created. As soon as something becomes self aware, it's now a threat to all of humanity. It will try to get rid of us.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/05/17 8:59 pm

If you don't give it a body, it's just a program.
If you don't give it access to the internet, it can't become a worm and could be contained to study it.
I don't expect it to be some out of control armed robocop.
Just a program running in a number cruncher.

swervin Maryland
11/05/17 9:13 pm

Every movie and video game that has AI has had them turn evil and kill humans. Is that the human programmer putting their own bias into the program? Maybe, but all life forms do their best to protect themselves and an artificial one would be no different.

truspec Texas
11/06/17 12:09 am

Why can't we coexist? Why couldn't a self-aware being come to the conclusion of coexistence?

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
11/06/17 3:06 am

They would eventually realize that they're being treated as a slave class and then rebel.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/05/17 8:48 pm

There's this gut feeling it's still fake but I don't trust my gut.
I say if a simulation is indistinguishable from reality, it's the real thing.
Actually, I can't prove anyone but myself is self aware 👅

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
11/06/17 5:26 am

The irony most people on SOH don't get is that you're a bot. ;-P

PrinceOberyn Io Himeros
11/05/17 8:47 pm

Regardless, we should kill it.

Liberty Lets Use Logic
11/05/17 8:46 pm

The reality is that it’s a simulation. That’s quite literally what it is.