by **Orbie** » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:08 pm

Since this is a debating forum, I counter Your proposition that AI can ever become a 'living thing'.

The hinge around which the difference between the living and the non living is, (at the moment), prescribes certain charichteristics which are conditions determining this difference.

What is not clear in Your proposition, is, whether anytime in thefuture, this difference may narrow to the point, where they will become imperceptible. The answer to this question may be, a qualified yes, only if, there be a future time, when what is proposed to be a intelligence 'singularity' will occur.

The intelligence singularity will not in-it's self be alive, because it will be a point where the amount of data will raise above quantifiability, as computers are developed with astronomical calculation capabilities.

What will happen, is not the same as what is happening today, and there is no need at the moment to integrate the natural and artificial intelligences to accommodate the singularity.

Why is this? Because, when the times comes when robotics go beyond levels of control, necessary to transfer commands via a system of junctions, the mere robot, may reach the point of no return , where such command centers may no longer be incorporated in a separate system. The command would take increasingly longer time to reach the robot, whereby decreasing its capability. Cyborg systems will incorporate basic command, much like our instincts operate within an autonomous relay system.

It would be impractical, as in mathematical practice, to prove already established proofs, every time it's used, as in the case of elementary proofs of basic algebra, as in the quadratic equation. The assumption has to be made of the utility in holding re-proof unnecessary.

At that point, to return to the OP, the differentiation between ,living and on living systems would have to, presumably, not be a necessary separate system, and the cyborg may not 'know' this, for such knowledge would inducate constant re-proof. The system would become inefficient and relay commands would falter and even fail. The cyborg would consist of various ratios of human/artificial parts, and it would then be increasingly difficult to ascertain, how much it is alive versus artificial. The distinction would create increasing system capability problems

Therefore, the definitional criteria between systems will need to be changed to account for, and minimize the difference.

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