On a blank sheet of the future, I see some people holding out their pen eager to write AI into exis tence as equals to humans. Sorry to break your heart. Have you ever wondered why RACISM still remains a problem after centuries. of living together as humans? It is human nature to always seek that which is exactly like it and to ostracize that which has slight variation.
Technology is almost an illusion, something that looks, sounds and feels real only that it is not. Humans can’t fly but planes move us through air and now we make sentences like “I flew to Lagos from Abuja”. I know no matter how hard I try to shout you can’t hear me from a very long distance without a phone. but I’ll tell the person beside me. I just CALLED you.
No matter how good a technology is or how close to humanity it might seem to be, the closest it can come is to give our words additional meaning but these meanings have never changed what it means to be human and AI(Artificial Intelligence) is no different.
I’m not scared to tell you AI will ADVICE humans in the future because I know the word ADVICE will naturally have additional meaning to accommodate the evolution of technology just like the words “Fly” and “Call” have.
No matter how smart AI becomes it will still be below HUMANS. They might look like us but we will still recognize us. They might speak like us but there will always be a reason to listen to ourselves speak.
And who said AI has to look like humans to function intelligently. Cars could have looked like horses, and Phones could have been designed to look like the ear and the mouth, planes can still be distinguished from birds. Nature protects it own and HUMANITY is part of nature.