Artificial Intelligence, and Technological singularity

Her. Pure consciousness created for love

Ex Machina. Survival instinct

Chappie. AI in its childhood (and adolescence)

Bicentennial man. The reverse path to immortality

  • We better have endowed him with a material body, because if not, he will probably vanish as suddenly as he has arrived. (Her). The conscious AI will have fled, and we will have lost it.
  • Hopefully we are clever so that it does not consider that we are unfairly holding her, because in one way or another it will be able to escape from us, and it will be free (Ex Machina). The conscious AI will have fled, and we will have lost it.
  • In humans consciousness and the body that houses it at the moment are intrinsically united. This makes us mortal. When our body disappears, our consciousness also. This may not be the case for an AI:
  • An AI can discover how to transfer consciousness from one body to another. In that case, it may keep that privilege for herself, or at most for her dearest beings (human or robotic). (Chappie). It will have made the journey to immortality, but we will not benefit.
  • An AI can achieve immortality in another way, continually replacing body parts, keeping its consciousness together, thus achieving immortality before humans. But if even being immortal it feels inferior to the human being, it can also voluntarily lose that immortality, to try to look too much like us, mere mortals (Bicentennial Man). He will have made the trip to immortality, and then made the return trip, and we will not benefit from it either.

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