“Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks, and we must ask ourselves: Should we let machines flood our information channels with propaganda and untruth? Should we automate away all the jobs, including the fulfilling ones? Should we develop nonhuman minds that might eventually outnumber, outsmart, obsolete and replace us? Should we risk loss of control of our civilization? Such decisions must not be delegated to unelected tech leaders. Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable” (“Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter“).
These are the questions they are asking.
My Response: We have finally reached the point of discussing the rise of machines.
Question: Yes, we have seen it before. We used to destroy machines, and now we want to destroy artificial intelligence.
How do you feel about this? In general, is this fantasy so real that they could surpass us?
Answer: These people have stakes in this, Elon Musk and others. Therefore, I do not know about what they write. But, in general, of course, there will be competition.
Any computer is a competitor of a thousand people it frees from work. So, there is nothing you can do about it. But we will not fight it as they did in England several hundred years ago by destroying machinery.
Question: You believe we should not destroy them?
Answer: No, we should not. You will achieve nothing. Progress must take place.
Question: But tell us, why are we given these opportunities to create such machines, such artificial intelligence?
Answer: To begin working on ourselves! By ourselves! So that we put these artificial machines in our place. Let them do all the work.
And we would work on ourselves, on changing our nature from egoistic to altruistic.
Question: So you believe all this progress, which is significant progress, artificial intelligence, and all progress in general, all the simplification of human labor and transitioning it to the machines, is happening so we can reflect on ourselves and start working on ourselves?
Answer: Yes, so we can stop working on the machines and can start working on ourselves.
Question: But was it not egoism that created this artificial intelligence?
Answer: Egoism created everything. Everything around us is egoism.
Comment: Yes, but it creates something that can destroy itself. That is what is interesting!
Answer: Nothing will destroy it. It only allows us to use our opportunities well, correctly.
Question: Are you talking about the correct use of egoism now?
Answer: Yes, so I do not see anything bad about it thus far. Later, we will realize egoism is an evil force of nature the Creator purposely created to show us its opposite side. And we will come to the realization of transformation, of correcting the ego to its next form—the quality of love and bestowal.
Question: Ultimately, you say you favor all this development that will lead us to this state?
Answer: Yes, I’m in favor of the robot uprising.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 4/20/23