We are already familiar with the artificial intelligence that both Google and Facebook use to predict for what you are looking for. The sites automatically forecasts about what you are searching for. But considering to what level technology is reaching at now, this is not really surprising. The real surprise would come shortly as algorithms are getting smarter. Computer scientists are busy with programming systems that will work ‘almost’ like human minds. Will these machines have conscious and emotions? Will these be able to think all by themselves?
Let’s suppose that we get introduced with a conscious machine, will we be able to spot machine having such capabilities? Human minds work alike so they also get to know each other’s feelings instantly. For example your friend tells you that he is sad due to something, you will instantly know that how he feels. But what if an animal gets sad, would you be able to tell that how it feels exactly? Of course not because human brain differs from that of animals. What if we raise the same question regarding computers? Humans and machines differ completely in biological terms. Computers are made up of metal-based chips and transistors. Will this difference make a drastic dissimilarity the way humans and computers think? Is there any way we would be able to recognize such machines?
Well, only scientists would be able to decide the answer to this question. Giulio Tononi belonging to the University of Wisconsin-Madison is working on devising a mathematical theory on consciousness that will be applied on both human and internet. Until this theory really takes the formal shape, you have all the time to think on it on your own.
Okay, discovering whether we will be able to recognize such machine is quite boring than discovering that will such intelligent machines be able to rival human minds? Now that’s a tricky question. We have often seen movies based on such topics such as ‘Transcendence’ where technology overpowers the human and keeps the human alive by technology even when he dies. When I personally watched this movie, it frightened me. Anything going too much against the law of nature is surely destructive. However, coming back on the topic, how would you feel if the machine you use has more of human capabilities than you possess? We surely are going to feel bad about it. Following that we would like to request the scientists to keep limits at what they invent, invent within the circles of social responsibility by matching the ethical grounds as well..