Another fantastic chat was had for this topic. Some of the issues we covered:
Universal income, can AI be paired with universal income so more people are more free to be creative and explore their own talents/ideas without worrying about sustaining themselves via a paid job?
Get rid of the stigma of poverty, recognise that, economically, we need a certain proportion of the population to be consumers, and we should value those. Thus those who are “on benefits” should instead be viewed/labelled as “paid consumers”?
How serious could A.I. warfare and bitcoin mining become?
Do we have to impose human morals for self-driving cars to be successful, or do neural networks take car of that for us?
How do neural networks function, is this analogous to how children learn grammar?
Neural networks are now better at recognising birds than humans, can they be better at driving too? Unsupervised machine learning.
If a neural network makes the best possible decision based on all of the available data, but still kills a person, is this psychologically easier to accept than if a person had killed another person?
People get distracted by their shopping, emotional worries, stress from work, not having enough sleep, being hungry, and any of these minor effects can kill people, but self-driving cars are focussing entirely on making the optimal decision at every possible moment.
Is our creation of A.I. analogous to artificial selection of dogs/cats etc? What about their free will & morality? If we strip our brains back to their bare components, is ‘morality’ there? What about cognitive dissonance? Does A.I. get cognitive dissonance? Do cats and dogs?