Reply To: “AI” vs. “Sentient-ness”


Even though AI will never be able to match human intelligence, it will lead to a revolution in many applications like self-driving cars and computer coding. Those applications only involve speeding up mechanical processes with much less “operator error.”

  • More importantly, AI will be able to speed up the working of the human brain. Human thoughts arise in the “seat of the mind (hadaya vatthu)” but are implemented (i.e., turned into physical actions) by the brain. The brain is necessarily slow because the energy available (by eating food) is negligibly small compared to the many orders of magnitude larger power available for modern computer networks.
  • While AI cannot come up with “paradigm-changing discoveries,” it will help implement human ideas much faster.
  • The following video shows that Neuralink is in the first stages of this revolution.

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