The other day, I saw the movie called The Creator, and I truly loved it. Not because it’s a really complex movie, symbolistically speaking, but because it’s made in such a way that all types of viewers can get its message.
I have always said that humanity does not lie in someone’s flesh and bones – but in the soul and spirit. And sometimes, it seems that robots can have more soul, more humanity in them than a human being. I truly recommend the movie, it’s really a beautiful experience that leaves an uplifting taste.
AI is nothing more than a child
Then, I started thinking that artificial intelligence is basically a child, and it all depends on who is raising it. I found a truly interesting article that specifically addresses the issue.
In October 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy published “The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights: Making Automated Systems Work for the American People”, according to Data Science Central.
It is important to note the fact that the government is focusing on what could be referred to as the emotional quotient (EQ) of AI, which brings to mind the concept of parenting or raising a child.
The focus on AI EQ, rather than AI IQ, highlights the potential for AI to steer humanity in either a positive or negative direction.
The fictional character R2-D2 from the Star Wars franchise is an example of AI with both high EQ and IQ. R2-D2 demonstrated its AI IQ through various tasks, including hacking into the Death Star’s security network and assisting Luke in piloting his X-Wing spacecraft during a battle. Also, R2-D2 exhibited high AI EQ attributes like courage and loyalty.
What is the most important thing here is that R2-D2 was mature enough to form both machine-machine and human-machine relationships. It was evident that R2-D2 was influenced by its surroundings and capable of learning from them.
Just like that, in a similar manner, AI can be a product of their environment and experiences, and their innate learning capabilities shape the way they perceive the world. In this regard, the author of the article that I’m talking about has identified five potential near-future AI events.
These events revolve around how to raise and parent AI, potential influences on its development, and how AI can directly help humans in the real world.
I truly recommend that you check out the article because it’s really great and interesting to learn the good parts of an AI if it’s “raised” around human values. And of course, don’t forget to watch the movie as well.