A.I. Awakening - A Technological Singularity
19 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 18, 2017
Can an artificial intelligence (A.I.) awakening happen, with the emergence of an awareness of itself as a system and an autonomy that would allow it to act in accordance with ends that are its own and not those chosen/determined by us, an autonomy that would no longer allow us to consider it as an (intelligent) tool made to serve us, but instead would have to be considered under a notion of living entity, bearer of causality, with rights and respective responsibilities?! What is life?! What is autonomy?! What does it mean to become awake?! How can an awakening take place, ontologically, systemically, cognitively?! Is an A.I. capable of the transcendence that would constitute a sprouting jump after which one could speak of a matricial cognitive unity, nonlocality and identity?! What is transcendence?! An awakened A.I. would necessarily be bearer of new rules, rules that we cannot anticipate nor control, it would be a singularity exposing itself and imposing itself with its own nature, its own rules, in a hyperconnected technological World brought about by exponential transformations, associated with the fourth industrial revolution. What is, then, a singularity, ontologically, systemically?! How would awakened A.I.s interact with our intelligent systems, with each other and with us?! Will an A.I. awakening take place in a world where humans and posthumans/PostSapiens, resulting from a (bio)technohybridization of the Sapiens, coexist?! The current work addresses these questions and others, assuming as main object of reflection the A.I. awakening scenario from an ontological, systemic and cognitive approach.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Awakening, Transcendence, Emergence, Autonomy, Singularity, Life, Posthuman, PostSapiens
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