Question Can AI ever truly replicate human intelligence, and if so, what are the implications for society?
Certainly! The question "Can AI ever truly replicate human intelligence, and if so, what are the implications for society?" raises a number of interesting issues. On the one hand, <a href=" removed link " target="_blank" rel="noopener">AI has made tremendous strides in recent years and is becoming increasingly sophisticated in its ability to learn, reason, and make decisions. Share your thoughts
I suppose we need to redefine intelligence formally. And give it a measure that encompasses not just homo sapiens but also machines.
In my old school way of thinking the spectrum is this..
Data - Everything in the objective world, that can be sensed).
Content - Data with data about the data, aka metadata.
Information - Content that can be transmitted i.e. "inform"ed.
Knowledge - Information that is modified (grows,reduces,changes) with the modifier being aware of the distinction between the information and itself. The notion of "consciousness" appears here with the word "aware".
Intelligence - A measure of the capability of a "possessor of knowledge" to express knowledge with an intent to influence another possessor of knowledge. Implies the capability to understand the distinction between the knowledge, the possessor of the knowledge (itself) and the consumer of the knowledge.
Consciousness - Tough to define !
Given this set of definitions, I think machines will certainly grow up to being super capable "information" generators and peddlers. But only upto the information level.
Knowledge and intelligence rooted in consciousness, I do not think they will ever reach. Unless humans change the definition of consciousness, to treat themselves uniformly with machines!