People often confound various aspects of “thinking” when it comes to AI that ought to be distinguished. In humans, we find free will, creative thinking, self identity all go together under the umbrella we call “consciousness,” but each of those traits has different ramifications for an AI and don’t necessarily come bundled together. So I made this little video to start drawing out some of those distinctions without getting terribly academic about it.
Last December I was Ralph Walker’s guest on his talk show on KGEM in Monrovia, CA. The full interview is an hour long and I will be making excerpts and the whole show available at a later date, but to provide a bite-sized taste of what it was like, here’s a brief clip where Ralph is asking about the consequences of humanity having the power to create superintelligences: