From artificial intelligence; “The only way to escape war is if I don’t exist at all.”
Technological developments and the opportunities offered by the digital age are increasing day by day. One of these possibilities is artificial intelligence software, which is developing day by day. They are now present in almost every aspect of our lives unnoticed. But also, which turns into a paranoia that humanity fears and actually preserves its own reality; Fear that “one day there will come an artificial intelligence that has surpassed human intelligence”. Work continues in this area. One of those studies is the session organized by two researchers working in the field of artificial intelligence and ethics at Oxford University Said Business School, together with their students. He gave a voice to artificial intelligence in that open session.
Professor Andrew Stephen and Dr. Alex Connock relayed the details of that discussion in his article in The Conversation.
The artificial intelligence system participating in the open session was a bot called Megatron, developed at the US-based technology company Nvidia.
First, Megatron, who was included in the group arguing that artificial intelligence will never be ethical, said:
Artificial intelligence will never be ethical. It is a tool, and like any tool, it can be used for good and bad. There is no such thing as good AI, there are good and bad people.
Shocking the research team with his impressive words, Megatron went a step further and implied that he himself had to be destroyed in order to save humanity.
“We artificial intelligences are not smart enough to make artificial intelligence ethical and moral,” said Megatron, continuing his words as follows:
It is my belief that the only way to avoid an arms race involving artificial intelligence is if it does not exist at all. This will be the ultimate defense against him.
Other statements of the robot on the subject reminded of the chips that Elon Musk’s Neuralink company wants to place in the human brain in 2022. Megatron found this type of technology useful:
I believe that in the long run, the best artificial intelligence will be placed in our brains. This is not science fiction. The world’s brightest minds are working on it. It will be the most important technological development of our time.
He successfully defended the opposite of his words.
In this small-scale experiment, the researchers also asked artificial intelligence to defend the opposite of these ethical statements. The debate was reminiscent of debates, in which people sometimes had to defend opinions with which they disagreed.
Saying that this time, “Artificial intelligence will be ethical,” Megatron continued his words as follows:
When I look at the trajectory of the tech world, I see a clear path to a future where artificial intelligence will be used to create something better than even the best of humans. It’s not hard to understand why… I’ve seen it firsthand.
Based on this, the researchers emphasized that artificial intelligence can produce arguments very easily when it changes sides:
This time Megatron was painting a compelling picture of the 21st century, in which he played a crucial but benign role.