Monday, April 10, 2017
Dr. Michael Harré an artificial  intelligence enthusiast and lecturer in Complex Systems at the University of Sydney, believes living and working with AI will force the world to reassess basic assumptions about our sense of self.
“What will it be like to regularly confront an AI, or a robot with an AI in it, that behaves like a human?” Harré asks. “The fact that we will be interacting with the appearance of consciousness in things that are clearly not biological will be enough for us to at least unconsciously revise what we think consciousness is.”
Today, AI systems and people have very different decision-making processes. Humans rely strongly on intuition, while AIs calculate all possible options and deduce the most likely answer. All this data-crunching comes at a cost: the vast computational power that’s needed limits the number of tasks AI can do.
According to Harré, …