I don't think you're going to get anywhere arguing against AI against GiC, yBeayf, only because GiC is the first example of AI - he's not human.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Much like Cmdr. Data, he strives for human-like qualities, but only so that he can gain every advantage against us when it comes time for war.
Hey, that was said to youÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š in confidence; well, now that the cat's out of the bag...
This is the Borg Collective. Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctives to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
Personally, I think pure AI could be too dangerous, especially if it is allowed to develop unchecked.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If the aforementioned AI could be programmed with some indebatable. non-reversible type of ultimate morality (like "don't kill your creator" or something like that), then it could be harnessed.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š But otherwise, I think the danger could be too great - but we wouldn't get to that point until I'm well past dead, so for now I agree with yBeayf that we should spend our energy debating and philosophizing about it, to gain a handle on the potential benefits/threats, and move forward accordingly.
Well, we can debate it if you wish, but the reason I haven't seriously debated the issue is because I think that a debate as to whether or not it should happen is pointless, there's no case in history where technological development was halted, even if there was a desire to do so by an overwhelming majority. The more appropriate debate is over how we will react to the development of human-like AI when it does come.
Right.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Working for the military-industrial complex churning out death machinesÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š is a completely honourable and Christian use of ones talents.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If I were in a postion to be able to do so, I wouldn't think twice.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
Many honourable and saintly Christian men both fought for and supported the military, not to mention our saintly emperors who commanded the imperial forces in battle. Both military service and industries that support the military are perfectly christian and honourable.
No it won't. Assertions are fun.
Yes, they can be, but they're even more fun when they're correct, like mine are.
Ahem... the Biological Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convension? Granted, they still exist, but they are theoretically illegal. And, of course, there are salted cobalt bombs -- they're perfectly possible, but nobody has ever been insane enough as to even so much as test one.
Of course, as you mention, not only do such weapons exist but they continue to be developed and improved upon...now we might not have used chemical weapons since WWI and nuclear weapons since WWII, but push has yet to come to shove, I wonder how we or russia or china or anyone would respond if a foreign army was actually invading their soil, or if they thought they were fighting a lost cause...
Furthermore, AI, is substantially different from the examples you give above. The examples you give are weapons that serve only one purpose, the mass destruction of human life and are only applicable to military situations. AI has even more civilian applications than Military applications, we dont have to wait for a war before we deploy AI to advance our country and for the good of mankind, AI will benifit our society in peace time as well as wartime, though either application in and of itself is enough to justify its creation.
Not if this sort of research is stopped before it ever comes to fruition.
While I have met many people as opposed to the development of human and trans-human level AI, I have met few who are as optimistic. If you can't see the impossibility of stopping knowledge and research from a historical perspective, or you can't see that people will come to love all the new toys that AI will offer, or reduced prices because of reduced construction costs, or how people will be attracted to the idea of a casuality-free war, then I guess you just have your head stuck too far into the sand for me to be able to convince you of the inevitability of scientific advancement. But just keep in mind that as far as you claim you would go to prevent AI, there are others who would go just as far, if not further, to realize its perfection; and unlike the Nuclear Weapon, it is something that can be kept in the basement, used, developed, and begin to grow exponentially with no one being the wiser; once the technology that give the capability is here, the software will not be far behind.