Artificial Intelligence: Synthetic Evolution


As modern society evolves, so does our understanding of our humanity. With the advancement of our abilities forever fuelled by the inherent motivation to expand our potential, we are now questioning the ethics of creating the first artificial intelligence. In that discussion, universal rights will undoubtedly have a place.

Further to the question of humans having the right to create something from nothing, the concern has been noted as to the dangers of creating a synthetic sentience. Rest assured, AI will not happen by accident or by mixing just the right set of chemicals or connecting the right configuration of wires. To understand how fundamentally misguided it would be to fear the sudden discovery of AI, we need to first understand how intelligence occurs naturally.

Intelligence comes from an inherent trait in self reasoning. As any intelligence gathers information, the more it will grow in complexity. As humans, our baseline…

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