Intelligent man was designed by our Creator. As Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….”.
The Creator designed man. From the Creator’s point of view, man is artificial intelligence or AI. Any intelligence created by a higher intelligence is AI from the perspective of the creative source or agent. The Creator endowed the human race with intelligence higher than any other creature. Human intelligence is awesome and powerful as is clearly evidenced from man’s own creativity and ingenuity.
Soon after the Creator made human AI, his AI began moving in a direction independent of his will and wishes. Man, as AI, wasted no time in adopting abhorrent practices spurred by jealousy. The AI he had so masterfully created, decided to pursue violence and strike one another down in acts of hatred and jealousy.
The Creator’s design went awry. Instead of living in harmony, the AI became brutal and self absorbed. Murder and violence became commonplace, and the Creator was disappointed with his creation.
The likes of Elon Musk and Bill Gates have predicted that AI created by man will likely become self-directed and take on a form of its own, going in a direction that man had not anticipated or desired. The media is replete with discussions of whether man’s AI will become rogue and fall headlong into reckless behavior.
My premise is that any intelligence that is given power to create intelligence (artificially) will eventually fall away from the creator’s original design, but only if the creature is endowed with the special elixir of free will. Without free will the creatures will behave themselves as expected; however, once the intoxicating elixir is introduced to the AI, at least some of the creatures will decide to chart their own reckless course, abandoning the creator’s master plan.
Humanity has birthed AI and is now wrestling with the same issues that our own Creator had to deal with. Given that humanity itself is AI gone awry, it is clear that if the explosive ingredient of free will is added, there will be consequences.