This is just a generic discussion about Human intelligence and Machine intelligence and where the line between them grows fuzzy.
In some senses, scientists figure that human brains are just vastly complicated, organic computers. Hypothetically, a vastly complicated, gigantic regular computer could replicate human intelligence, although it is still the stuff of science fiction.
There are still a number of differences between the two though, both have advantages and disadvantages. Machines are much better and hard computing and number crunching, both in speed and accuracy. They also have the advantage of being able to add computing power very easily and perhaps most importantly, with proper care, a fully capable AI would have an incredibly long lifespan if not an infinite one. Human brains aren't to be scoffed at though, not only are the benefits of sentinece and sapience are both numerous and fruitful but they are more powerful than most currently existing computers, capable of understanding concepts completely alien to computer and they are also very small.
On the topic of human-like Artifcial intelligence, are machines with perfectly replicated human intelligence (and all that implies) possible? To be a perfect human mind they would need to be sentient, sapient, creative and perhaps most importantly, they would need to be able to make mistakes.
In most works of fiction, ultra intelligent AIs
seem to be more machine-like in their thinking, calculating without emotion and what not, so they are not perfect replicas despite their sentience.
So what are the real world implications of perfectly human AI or even just sentient AI?
Would they be considered to have a soul even though they are entirely manufactured?
Could they be considered human if their was no distinction between their personality and a human personality?
What impact would this have on religion? I doubt that a manufactured AI could achieve a place in any religious afterlife.
Point is, a perfectly human artifcial intelligence or even just the regular kind you always see talking over everything in science fiction. Discuss.
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