In the evolution of man, it can easily be assumed that his number one goal has been to survive. In learning to survive, he has developed natural instincts, foraging and hunting for food, and shelter from the elements. As time continued forward so did man's evolution of survival.
He learned about farming, about climate, energy expenditure, disease, sex. Many left the forests, the caves, the villages, the towns, and created cities. He learned to make his life easier, less energy expenditure.
There are numerous documents regarding man's knowledge of survival and his search for longer life WHAT IF while man develops Artificial Intelligence, he, man, programs a goal that AI is to survive well into the future. Then would it not stand to reason that in many scenarios there will be future actions that Artificial Intelligence could perform to increase the probability of achieving its goal.
"The question is, could we evolve ourselves out of existence, being gradually replaced by the machines?" Asked by Joan Slonczewski, a microbiologist at Kenyon college and the author of a science-fiction book called "The Highest Frontier," (Tor Books, 2011).
In the recent discussion over the risks of developing superintelligent machines—that is, machines with general intelligence greater than that of humans—two narratives have emerged.
One side argues that if a machine ever achieved advanced intelligence, it would automatically know and care about human values and wouldn’t pose a threat to us.
The opposing side argues that artificial intelligence would “want” to wipe humans out, either out of revenge or an intrinsic desire for survival.
Which generation will be the last generation that's only function is to turn the switches on while the machines do everything else.
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Thank you to all of those scientists, inventors, futurists, Sci-Fi writers, and everyone else interested in Artificial Intelligence. My next fictional novel about AI and Corporate America, "They Try to Think Like Us," will be out soon.
excerpts from :Bill Hibbard, Joan Slonczewski, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom