Starlog #6

Where do you see Artificial Intelligence going? Will it be Data, The Doctor or something new? Do we need to fear it, embrace it or something in between?

I suppose I imagine an Artificial Intelligence might take the form of The Doctor rather than Data – since creating a holographic body would be far easier than creating a robot body and being able to stuff all the brains etc inside that concrete form.

As for what to think of it? I would be wary of it – not necessarily because of itself but more because of its creators. The unconscious (and conscious, for that matter) bias of the programmers, the kinds of data sets that might go into training it…these things would all affect the behaviour of the AI.

 

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Author: Rachel

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