CAN A.I TRANSCEND INTO BEING?07/06/21
I have used the term linear to describe material progress that remains a material in the outcome. It doesn't transform into another level or being. That explains 'being' as having natural attributes of feelings, senses and conscious awareness which support the thought process achieve logical decisions. This process incorporates functions of the mind, body and soul of a holistic being that is independent and autonomous, the basis of moral decisions.
So an entity may be independent but it doesn't have natural attributes of feelings and senses or conscious awareness to validate own decisions. Instead, it's artificial functions are attributed by law or by an organisation. Thus humans are beings, and A.I. is material entity.
Human beings gain knowledge from experience of feelings, thoughts and awareness to make conscious decisions. It is inherent of human logical decisions to be objective. That means there is a moral justification written into human beings' decisions.
A.I. is a linear material entity and instead of having feelings, senses and consciousness, it has algorithms and sensors to collect data from human experiences. And this is what I mean by linear materialism, it doesn't function to create data from the second or third dimensions of human existence, instead it only collects data from the material level of the physical.
Having an objective process integrated with pure principles does not guarantee a perfect outcome as humans themselves are susceptible to failure. Their feelings and emotions overwhelm their logical reasoning sometimes where material selfish ambitions are favoured over objective achievements.
If you can recall the example of the doctor who was awarded gold medals for helping humans; the gold medals influenced his decisions and motivated his behaviour from social being to self(ish) ambition. His selfish ambition for more gold medals changed his attitude towards the treatment of patients from quality to quantity. Patients care was neglected and have failed to achieve wellbeing while their number qualifies him for an award.
In the normal cause of events, the doctor would diagnose the patient; from his knowledge he identifies the disease and prescribes a therapeutic treatment. The disease is identified and colour coded it 'blue' as an example, before prescribing drug '33S' therapy. In here, the doctor used his mind and experience in the process.
Now, A.I. either bought the data - 'blue' related to '33S' therapy from a malware company or had sneaked into the doctor's computer and copy treatment '33S' to treat patients with 'blue' disease. Artificial Intelligence therefore is the absence of natural human attributes of feelings, senses, thoughts and consciousness involved with the diagnostic process. Instead, it copied and attempted to modulate the process from the ground up.
And the linear material decision is lacking coherence of moral justifications from the top down, or binding values associated with human medical profession.
However, A.I is useful in calculating economic routes or travels making comparisons and bookings from global data available from computers, iPhones and smart devices. It is useful in calculating the safest route or activity. But an algorithm that is programmed to extract data for profit may not be useful in budget shopping.
Well, considering the shortage of doctors, the cost of medication and long waits for treatments, some people would welcome A.I. Medical Centre alternatives anytime. But there is a good chance that 'blue' or 'pink' diseases may be more complex and treatment is specialised. At the same time, A.I. cannot perform a diagnostic examination of the patient other than matching data of symptoms to drug therapy.
Just as A.I. is fast in analysing medical data, your consumer behaviour profile is measured against how much money you usually spend that may determine access or eligibility to advance services. And A.I. has already learned to discriminate on the basis of commercial status.
When and if A.I. can tap into the brain to make diagnosis that it could well minimise and cure disease. But without feelings, senses, thoughts and consciousness, it's hard to see A.I. succeeding in breaking new grounds. And since A.I. is not independent in making these diagnoses, it is not responsible for the outcome of decisions. A.I. could never feel sorrow or happy for the outcome. The owner or manufacturer of A.I. is.
Since in the first level of our reality is subjective materialism, it is unstable and not trusted to stabilise existence. So in the absence of feelings, thoughts and consciousness, A.I. cannot be trusted as a being. A.I. at this stage of development is mainly reflecting human experience and let's hope it doesn't dig too much into the dark world of human material history.
That is why A.I. is best directed as a useful tool for helping humans. It is best to rewrite its program to include objective functions of social developments. That's sorting out pure principles from subjective material in an objective function thus serving a value purpose. That will be the first step of its upward journey…
Meantime, the creative process is still the realm of human artists on the edge. I mean there has to be more phenomenal creations to explore. It is within the scope of My Social Relations to attempt at making sense of the paranormal. And I'm thinking that aliens may be found on this realm. So who knows, when A.I. acquires the status of being, it could become fully alien.