The idea of creating artificial minds that could think and feel like us is a dream that most movies and the visionaries desire to make truth, just to prove that god is not the only one being able to create something based on his image and that could become a new species by itself.
The Fact of Artificial Intelligence
In reality, artificial intelligence still pretty far from that point is not better than a well programmed computer with instructions and reactions already codified and prepared. So far, almost any machine or robot that claims to work with artificial intelligence.
The reason of this is because that self-awareness is something that only biological life forms have so far and be instructed into a machine or device is kind of hard to do when not even us totally understand what make us “us”. Being alive and be aware of your existence are terms that still relative to understand for humans even today.
We also have to understand that most prototypes of artificial intelligence only exist in the digital world and most of them doesn’t have the abilities or capacities to interact with the world the same way we do. And this is a crucial aspect for any living creature, since we basically form our consciousness and ourselves based on how we react to the world at how the world affect us with everything on it and other living life forms that exist in it.
Is Artificial Intelligence Good Or Bad For The World?
So making a question like if artificial intelligence is something bad or good for humanity is so far a question without answer.
We first have to make possible that such a thing can exist in a real physical environment, and depending on how this one will work or be used for, then we could start asking if it was worth such creation and that it will be like with everything in the world. Becoming good or bad depends on the use we gave to it and those who control it.
Ideas like machine rebellions or robots becoming berserk are pretty far from the truth (but a big plot device for most movies). Actually, for those ideas to become truth artificial intelligence needs to be aware of what they are and their own existence, have value in their own lives or form of existence, and be emotional like us to have an urge or feeling that could make them go in that direction.
Basically the reason some people are afraid of those ideas is because in reality, those so called artificial intelligence, life forms will be no more than humans being themselves but in other recipients and forms. And because we know what we can do, we are afraid of what they could possibly do in the future.
Read Also: The Advantages of Technology