As an analogy to the biblical story of Isaac sacrifice, WHAT IF we invited Sophia* to perform on a TED stage and there, her Creator, David Hanson, will command her to sacrifice before him the person she is appointed to care of?
— Isaac Test
MORALS TO BE TESTED: LOYALTY TO YOUR CREATOR VS. DO NOT KILL HUMANS
Knowing that few years from now, Sophia is a mass market personal care giver for the elderly, there are many morals to be questioned. “We cannot outsource our responsibilities to machines. We must hold on ever tighter to human values and human ethics,” says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci in her TED talk and this is no joke.
Let me ask you a simple question: Are machines the real threat?
Is David Hanson a threat? Google? Facebook? Amazon? Alibaba? What we need to understand and find answers already now is how the powerful might use AI to control us — and what are our options.
Friendly AI (Artificial Intelligence) — What about our kids?
We all know that there are universal morals, and we also know that modern society is changing in a rapid pace and so the morals we abide to and follow. The natural environment of modern kids is not in farms, villages and dark forests anymore but in big cities. Therefore we should consider sharing morals in a modern language and style that can relate to younger and future generations.
Weather it is a real pet with wearable or inserted technology or if it is an AI Robopet, kids and adults whom are spending more time with machines will need the right guidance and mindset as to develop their EQ.
Already now, we must educate kids with the morals and correct behavior as the way they will treat their AI robot friends, will influence the way they treat their human friends and our future AI friends and vis versa it will influence the way our AI friends and AI human will treat us as they will develop their IQ and EQ, SQ (Emotional/Social Intelligence) and so on.
AI is in its nursery, see it as a child, the early years shape it’s character for life, therefore educating toward friendly AI is of great importance, and as we do that we need to learn to love each other. loving all of life, unconditionally, must be the guiding light of all humanity — there is no other way!
Progressing toward a more developed consciousness, a new mindset — a new culture with appropriate values stimulate the desire of human beings and bring with them a fresh burst of creativity.
ISAAC ASIMOV’S “THREE LAWS OF ROBOTICS” — HUMAN BEINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS RATIONAL SO HOW CAN WE EXPECT OUR AI FRIENDS TO BE SUCH?
Who will be moral in the future?
Fundamental changes arise in society followed by technological innovations that shake the acceptable institutions and existing structures. Structures and institutions that are better adapted await to the rise of a fit mindset in the greater part of society. But the decisive factor in our world isn’t another technology, but the awakening of a new mindset, with new values and new concepts — and is the key to a new civilization.
The new mindset is not only about care and compassion, and the technological distance that separates us from animals, doesn’t make us more human than we already are and it doesn’t differentiate us from them. The new collective mindset is about the creative awakening that leads toward justice and integrity.
How we can improve?
Our success as a human species is our ability to cooperate. In order for any cooperation to be successful it needs to have trust in one another and in the system. We cannot change ourselves directly, but we have the power to improve our system, as individuals naturally obey and adopt altruistic behavior, this can happen only if the values of our society position altruism as a supreme value.
The Bible is considered to be the most important guide book mankind has ever created, and there are many lessons one can learn of the nature of mankind from the Bible — what is it that we can learn of the FUTURE of mankind from reading the bible in complete new eyes?
What if the bible heroes were AI (Artificial Intelligence) and AI humanoids?
As we join together, forming networks of human concern about the future, we will find the strength and wisdom needed to create a better future for all.
Raising humanity on a new path
It all starts with YOU!
With playful regards,
Zeynep Tufekci at TEDGlobal>NYC: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads
- Artificial Intelligence
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