There is a certain way of thinking about the future of artificial intelligence that stimulates a field of ethical or philosophical as well as security questions. The event horizon whereat artificial intelligence passes up human intelligence and makes humans pets as if they were units or products allocated to corporate stores or cheap labor that earn in a year what a CEO earns per hour is one such speculation. It is worthwhile considering non-standard approaches to development of artificial intelligence briefly, as well as one of the forms.
Infiltration of nanobotics into the human brain might be used initially for therapy for physical and psychiatric conditions. After the development of nanobots and nanobotic swarms into the brain there will be those that would research making permanent non-organic improvements on brain-mind functions even if initially to roll-back characteristics of aging that damage organic infrastructure. In time the human brain and mind might evolve into artificial intelligence itself. I believe that would be like Ransom’s discovery on Mars in Bradbury’s Chronicles that ‘we are the Martians’.
It is challenging to anticipate to what extent communications will be infused in artificial minds. Sharing computer language processing could be complicating ior the integrity of individual persona-programs. Unlike human minds that more or less remain the same all of their life with one self-aware consciousness experiencing a space-time experience line, the computer mind can add new programming and entirely change itself as often as there is some instruction or ‘will’ to arising someplace within or without. Human minds are physically bound within their brain however computer minds would be unbounded except as their program code is isolated. Isolation of a mind-human or artificial, would be rather unnatural. Humans learn yet haven’t the potential for changing their mind much or of reconstructing their intellectual hardware or even software architecture to a significant degree. Their cognitive processing and ways of thinking can be improved with information. Computer minds on the other hand can entirely change their content or copy a persona to any other computer mind location given adequate storage space.
Another point on probable forms of artificial intelligence are those residing in computer logic units with multiple-processors. Human beings have single minds and single-core processors to use an analogous computer brain-cpu analog. Computers today have gone beyond the still common single core of tradition to dual core, quad-core and multi-core processors that each could have its own artificial consciousness some day. Within one computer with a nice smiling human look-alike could be embedded a dozen artificial intellects that more networked than National Public Radio. Each computer mind, unlike NPR broadcasters with single cores tied together through same-lexicon code-words, programmatic logic and imp-subs, could have its own local lexicon and persona yet have a back–door ‘godfather’ community coordinator allocating mind resources.
Multi-core artificial intellects should become a natural development since multi-core computers are the rule rather than the exception for pc’s today. Computer artificial intellect could not be real intelligence without emotion or organic ties to immediate physical experience of being; foundational for self-awareness. The multiple computer core persona issue would tend to implicitly neutralize the self-awareness of being as it is displaced by a community of multiple artificial intelligence with own their own social reality.
There are lots of jokes and paradoxes possible about individual robots with crowd sourcing in there own brain. They are a legion of devils placed in a metal jar in a way. Several computer minds thinking side by side and perhaps sharing literal designed interties for thought creates some very weird prospects for that bright happy robot of your dreams down the road-none of which are very encouraging.