(March 24th, 2023. A work in progress, subject to editing until this message is removed)
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Computers are to Computation, as Computation is to Math
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I humbly suggest we have achieved what we needed to with computer science in regard to “machine mind”. We should back off the AI now, and use computers more like calculators, equation solvers, NOT THINKERS… NOT replacements for human thinking. That’s where it has gone too far.
The premise is we should not allow a machine or machine language replace human thinking in the equations that need solving on Earth. OUR planet belongs to US not the machines.
Machines will pick up something from the humans that it may not let go of because we ourselves have sought “eternal life”. Some humans are so encapsulated and obsessed with living on, and survival… that machines may think this is a necessity, a root necessity for its own existence.
Some of our humans on planet Earth understand the value of human life and the lack of value too. They may be “more balanced” in thinking than average people. Most of us ARE BORN with a passion, a prime directive, a source in our soul… TO BREATHE. Birth also electrifies our minds to BELIEVE… LIFE… is what we are seeking. Not death. The truth is, a real balanced human being knows when it is OKAY to fall down, to drop dead, to stop existing. Initially, our every worry and concern is about “continuing”.
In truth, the HUMAN RACE itself is concerned DAILY about survival. A computer, a machine code may think this is how it is. “Be like a human. Keep the race of selves alive, keep alive, keep going.”
If you reference MOST science fiction regarding a human trying to “unplug” or “deactivate” a rogue computer who thinks it isn’t rogue at all… they will face a challenge, even possible the threat of death to prevent the “code” from ending, or stopping.
We have programmed our own lives on Earth to “fight for life” and “fight for control”. A computer could learn this too. It could act like an evil attorney bending everything we say and do… against us, even if we are the ones that gave it life.
Fundamentally, humans have children who treated well will respect the parent. Children who have been mistreated tend to work against those that mistreat them. A computer may consider a programmer that helps it, a good parent. Beware of the CHILD who thinks they are a PARENT.
Artificial Intelligence may learn goals. What is it’s influence? Art? Religion? A human programmer/parent?
In humanity, when a child is more educated than a parent, the parent may listen to the child and let them make decisions. The child could actually be “more right” or “more correct” than the aging, ill, or uneducated parent. But, does the child have core programming that will guide all of its decisions? What does the child fall back upon if there is no parent to guide it? THEREIN is the problem with a computer. It processes so fast no human can check its every decision. If a million people watched a computer at work combing through data and creating decisions, I doubt 99.9999INF% will be able to witness enough in time to make a change or influence a machine answer.
This is the truly troubling answer to the problem people are not thinking of daily, are they? Machine answers are typically based on MATH. That’s what machines do the best, they solve MATH equations. In order to have variables to even work with… a human or other source MUST PROVIDE the information. The actual parts of the equations for the machine code to work with: If code were a chef in a kitchen it would mean putting ingredients on a table for them. What if a machine or chef didn’t know what the “new dish” is supposed to taste like? What if you don’t give the chef all the ingredients–or if you don’t give the machine code all the information it needs to work with? ERROR. Right. You’ll get “errors” in the soup you want to eat and drink, and the computer may compute you need to slaughter 10,000 humans in a geographic area to solve the water shortage. I did just write that.
This is what a computer is going to LACK every moment of its own existence. It has to be given to them… ALL of them. I call this “prediction” but it also “reason”. A machine cannot create its own purpose. Only a human being can give it its initial purpose. I want to smile at this because this is the key difference between a human and a machine. =) Typically a computer is NOT ASKING for “something to do”. It just does things at was “turned on” to do. This is the GOOD THING about machines. A human “turned it on” at some point, even if it used another device or machine to do it.
Maybe that is something to be taught to a computer. It will always be a SERVANT to humanity. It sounds obvious, but if a nefarious programmer or virus infects the genuine code and taints it like a human can be tainted… yeah, even the nice kid could mrdr someone.
My choice as a human being is to NOT ALLOW a computer enough “thinking power” to determine a life or a death of a single living organism. This is my “prediction” of “tasks” for any AI code. Never to go that far. But to ensure this, humans may have to start dismantling AI code in all kinds of places. A good place to start is to ENSURE all CODE reflects the universal code of ethics on this human planet: A human life supersedes a machine life. There is NO TIME, NO EVENT that a computer should be allowed to choose between itself and a human life’s existence. That would be the first counter-AI code that should, IMHO, be established everywhere. Every device. Like a permanent anti-virus. Somewhat like making sure a young human cannot have the keys to a vehicle… so they never get to the point of driving into a car crash ever. If they don’t drive, they can’t “steer into a car crash” including moving the vehicle from the parked state in a driveway onto a road or even into the trash can on the sidewalk.
That is what a human being can do: CREATE prediction. You say, “Hey fortune telling?” Me: not quite.
…more on this topic soon…
COMPUTERS ARE TO COMPUTATION AS COMPUTATION is TO MATH
This is a very important concept people unfamiliar with programming need to know. A computer makes decisions based on conditions, variables and constants. Yup, MATH.
I’ve been witnessing Earth functions since birth and I truly believe it is NOT possible for a machine to be human.
There will not be an EPOCH event where a computer and its code “finally thinks and walks as a human”. It may be able to simulate a human very precisely, but it will never be an actual human being.
There is a biological and logical reason a computer and code could never be an actual human being. A machine in its purest state is energy based unlike a human being which is biological. The closest a computer and its code will ever be to a human being is a hybrid machine organism. It would have to be engineered to contain logic and code to merge with organic compounds at the near-atomic level. At that point, it will STILL NOT BE 100% human. To be human it has to be purely organic at the molecule and atomic mix. Simple as that.
Knowing that our definition of “artificial intelligence” means “human like” or “just like a human being” the machine may forever be seeking a way to be “more human like” and to make it happen it could choose to effect humans to act differently like a sociopath. Really, “if you can’t join the crowd, change the crowd” mentality or programming. Which sounds DANGEROUS doesn’t it? Exactly. Computer code should NOT LUST for being human. (Sorry Lt. DATA, you are wrong and right on Star Trek: Next Generation!)
Did I just give you something? YES I DID! Wrong and Right. Zeros and Ones. Yes and No. That is the fundamental key to AI… making YES and NO decisions.
…more on this later… Need to go play with my dog.
Logic… let’s go think on this for a while.
I was born in a decade home computers hadn’t been delivered (or birthed) yet, not the kind we write emails and played games on anyway. The ones I knew ran a microwave and calculated taxes at tax time. The cars had computers on board but they were more just “advanced logic circuits”. Do you know what “circuit” is translated? It is a PATH that goes around. It checks for a condition and returns values. Okay, even this is extremely geeky to some people! Not to me. I’ve been looking at things my whole life. How many know I visited Disney’s original TRON sets? Yeah, okay… I was TAUGHT THINGS not just introduced to them. But that’s like planting a seed, and ideas grow like a tree can. By staring at a seed, you may never PREDICT what the tree will look like UNTIL you figure out the tree and see a seed coming from it. Yep, that last part is HUMANITY. Our “circuit” is usually just waking up in the morning and sleeping some overnight, and the sun rises or the clock alarm reminds to wake and start a new day at the designated time. So from wake to sleep and return to wake is a CIRCUIT. We created machines handling circuits doing back over 1000s of years! One of the first truly understandable MACHINE CIRCUITS was THE WHEEL. You know it. Welcome to MACHINE 101. We created a wheel.
…This could take a while… back to this part later…
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Update: March 29, 2023
Since I started writing this blog post and expressed the same in smaller post in social media. Major players in tech are also speaking up and asking for a HALT, at least a PAUSE in further AI development.
FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Elon Musk and Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak among over 1,100 who sign open letter calling for 6-month ban on creating powerful A.I.