Can an Intelligence be Artificial?

Can an intelligence be artificial?
Whispering words of augmented love,
Strange emotions and brisk recognition:
Do they fit expectations like a hand in a glove?

Can a robot from steel be silently perfect
And is it a must or a glittering skill?
Devouring dreams, as if it is worth it,
Will he be such an entity, that we never will?

Will he develop a sense that is better,
With a cautious soul and unable of crime,
With ominous wisdom and passion unfettered;
Mimicking human and aspiring divine...

He will outsmart the logic of humans
In trading, researching and surgery, too;
Always resilient, he’ll heal purulent tumors
And double the budget in trading for you;

He will never doubt, unless it is viral,
He will never sleep, only recharge,
His wit will be keen, and advice will be final,
Or he’ll be a mechanic in a filthy garage...

Or a taxist, a cashier, a cook or a builder,
Printing bridges and monuments
With precision of skill,
But he’ll never be fussy, and never incongruous,
Unaware of eternity and unable to feel...

Intelligence can be artificial, spirituality – never!

Мге   09.03.2018 03:35     Заявить о нарушении
Why? Actually, I guess, it can be artificial in case of heresies, when people mimic religious feelings, turning spirituality into a matter of earning profit or power over ordinary people.

Ириша Стародубцева   09.03.2018 18:18   Заявить о нарушении
Dear colleague, it seems that we are both sailing into tumultuous seas and somewhat uncharted waters. It stands to reason that spirituality and piety has little to do with religion (especially as an organized entity). It is quite possible to be a spiritual and kind human being and yet not to be affiliated with a particular faith and its religious postulates. Those who intermingle terms of spirituality and religiosity seek to gain control over hearts and minds forcing their beliefs unto others turning them into fanatics. One should steer clear of such false prophets and seek their own path to enlightenment. True Faith requires no blind disciples, nor does it force beliefs and convictions unto others. Spirituality is embedded within each of us, as we are created in Heaven’s Image… Let us be good for Goodness sake, not for the sake of reward in this or afterlife.
As far as an artificial intelligence is concerned… Well, it is a truly challenging topic of discussion, for one should then decide what an intelligent life is, what constitutes consciousness. Contemporary psychologists link these terms to self-awareness and an ability of deductive reasoning among others. To make things even more interesting, neurobiologists are now mapping a human brain, making it possible in the future to create a cybernetic copy (or perhaps an original?!) of the one. Terminator’s Skynet seem to pale in comparison to the actual future that may be in store for us… It may also be possible that with such technological “progress” human beings will gradually transform into “mechanized” biological organisms, while machines will become spiritual motherboards… One should heed the moral lessons of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, lest one be slain by the monster conceived by one’s own monstrous mind… Let us leave creation in the hands of Creator.

Мге   15.03.2018 02:58   Заявить о нарушении
Well, actually, you are right and artificial intelligence is more advanced than it could be thought. I read in a magazine about a scientist from the Silicon Valley, who created baby-faced robots with a mind and emotions. Your example about “Frankenstein” seems the fresh and to the point. When you mentioned it, Bulgakov’s “The Heart of the Dog” sprang to my mind.

Ириша Стародубцева   20.03.2018 22:24   Заявить о нарушении
Well, that particular book by Bulgakov’s to me seems more like pointed satire and condemnation of the new Soviet socialist order as an inhuman and brutal regime poised to destroy the very moral fabric of the Russian society, not to mention, human lives… I remember 1987 like it was yesterday when I was able to read “Master and Margaret “and “the Dog’s heart.” These were then illegal… Having acquainted myself with the content of these masterpieces, I realized why the access to them was so restricted…

Мге   21.03.2018 01:07   Заявить о нарушении
Mre, I guess, you were very excited to read those prohibited books and savoured them page after page, because you faced a kind of revelation in prose. I hope, that our cynical times are secretly (or openly) able to produce such writers as Bulgakov was. And tell us something strong, ironical and romantic about 2010s - with true skill and without too much poison. Our times can’t boast with writers that capture the spirit of the time. I like the way Dmitry Bykov writes, but not all his things.Do you have in mind a writer that you think can be remembered by our offsprings?

Ириша Стародубцева   23.03.2018 12:53   Заявить о нарушении
Most of the great authors where greater human beings. Their very lives serve as worthy examples for the future generations, for these writers were men of honor, integrity and courage to live by their word. Their literary works might have been written sometimes centuries ago and yet hold virtue and wisdom for our day and age. Among relatively contemporary writers I gravitate more to the literature of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, J.R.R Tolkien, André Maurois, Kipling, etc. It must be noted that the true impact of their masterpieces may not be known for many years to come, for they say that there are no prophets in one’s own country or time… Seldom is their life path filled with roses and accolades, for the road of a righteous man is the road through redemption and a trial by fire…

Мге   25.03.2018 03:03   Заявить о нарушении