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Artificial intelligence is not dangerous. Only natural intelligence is dangerous

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Natural intelligence, for example, seeks to dominate by abolishing privacy:

AI will not become conscious. We don’t even know what consciousness is, in any scientific sense, let alone how to produce it. Nor will AI take over the world. Lacking a conscious self, an entity could not have a personal goal at all, let alone a grandiose one.

So now we come to the true threat posed by AI: it greatly reduces the costs and risks of mass surveillance and manipulation. Some human beings are quite sure that the world would be a better place if they knew more about our business and policed it better. Mass snooping creeps up unnoticed and becomes a way of life. Then it explodes. Denyse O’Leary, “Big Artificial Brother” at Salvo 48

There is a huge media pundit industry anxious to persuade us that machines will come to think like people when the actual concern should be quite the opposite… people will come to think like machines and won’t see through their pretensions. See, for example, A Short Argument Against the Materialist Account of the Mind.

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2 Replies to “Artificial intelligence is not dangerous. Only natural intelligence is dangerous

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    Brother Brian says:

    AI will not become conscious. We don’t even know what consciousness is, in any scientific sense, let alone how to produce it.

    I don’t mean to be pedantic but if we don’t know what consciousness is, how can we make the claim that AI will never become conscious?

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    ET says:

    I don’t mean to be pedantic but not knowing what consciousness is, in any scientific sense, doesn’t mean we don’t know what consciousness is.

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