Draining The Swamp – Part 43 – Artificial Intelligence
There is an article of interest on PJ Media:
The title pretty much sums up what the article has to say, as those who seek “artificial intelligence” miss the point concerning what intelligence is. Intelligence is not just a matter of facts. Many so-called intelligent people can spew out facts, but lack all common sense. In short, they lack wisdom.
Garbage in, garbage out.
A robot can be trained to perform tasks. So can dogs and monkeys. Can a robot be imbued with wisdom? Wisdom is not just a bunch of facts, words or numbers. Wisdom is an act of understanding. Wisdom has empathy as one of its parts. Can a robot be empathetic? I doubt it. It might be able to mimic empathy, just as Bill Clinton does when he says, “I feel your pain”, but that is not real empathy. Psychopaths and sociopaths lack empathy, but have learned how to mimic it. Do we want a bunch of psychopathic robots running about only mimicking empathy? I don’t.
The whole “artificial intelligence” movement emerged as part of the Transhumanist movement, which believes in the concept of a Superman, or Superwoman, as a replacement to the human. The Transhumanists seek to create the “Perfect Man” who will be immortal, have superhuman powers and will “become godlike”. It is ironic that Transhumanists, while denying God, seek to become “godlike”. They don’t deny the existence of God, but seek, rather, to become God. Does that sound familiar to you?
While lacking the understanding of what consciousness is, (no one can define it), the artificial intelligence promoters are seeking to create consciousness. That sounds to me to be a very formidable task. It is like asking a Neanderthal to create a cathedral without any idea of what a cathedral is. A cathedral is more than a large building. In essence, the Transhumanists seek to create God without having any knowledge of God.
I have no doubt the robot creators will develop robots capable of doing many tasks, but those robots will never have consciousness. They will be mechanical slaves, which is what the Elite have tried to force us to become. But we are conscious, and can rebel against our “masters”, if we choose.