IS HUMANKIND NOT ENOUGH?

FIGHT AGAINST THE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TODAY

THE END OF AI

Thursday, Oct. 31st 2013 at 1pm

196 Glengala Road

Sunshine West, VIC

Join us on this day to protest against the rapid build and creation of robots— society’s key to destruction.



PERSONAL AFFECTS

The introduction of robots in society will have a definite negative impact upon the lives of humankind. Robots will bring an unnecessary amount of burden of responsibility into our lives as well as stripping our humanity from our morals and qualities.
The uprising of artificial intelligence will lead to many downfalls for our society. Humans will soon become lazier as robots will be programmed to perform our everyday tasks within our households.
However, there is one basic question that has come across many minds- How do we greet these robots? Are they our cleaners? Our caretakers? To what extent do we let them into our lives?
Robots may have the ability to carry out our duties however they do not have the capability of thinking on their own and basing conclusions on what they have heard. They cannot replace the essential human qualities of touch—both physically and emotionally. Robots cannot serve effective assistance in such tasks that involve guidance and advising as there is more than technical help required. They are incapable of responding to danger and cannot be trusted to provide support in a time of emergency.



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WORK FORCE

Scientists have begun to create many robots for work and labor purposes. Although their assistance and support would be of great value, robots are unable to respond to a situation in the same manner as a human. Humans are more adaptable in work scenarios and can react more rapidly to the unexpected. Robots are currently dependent on humans and are unable to function without them. They may be used in science labs and operations, but a human must operate them. However, will a robot created one day with complete artificial intelligence be able to operate themselves without the assistance of humankind? This could be the beginning of an independent life of a working robot, but will they be able to perform the same tasks without humans? Humans are able to make repairs within their tasks and create a productive atmosphere that makes our society’s workforce the way it is today. The introduction of robots in the workforce will eliminate all the hard efforts humankind has worked for including the studies and qualifications that were earned. Robots will not be able to emotionally overtake all tasks. Scientists have begun experimenting with robots as teachers, however a robot could never compare to a humankind teacher who is able to emotionally connect and converse with their students as well as teaching them life lessons. Robots do not have the ability to be inspirational models, counselors or take part in any job that involves guiding or communicating to people as they will only do what they are programmed.


ECONOMIC LOSSES

The rapid growth and constant demand of robots will soon leave our economy at its lowest point in history. The over exaggerated promotion of robots have blinded many into believing that they are a necessity to our lives and are unable to see what a major loss these machines will do to our society. Robots are expensive to build and maintain and require a lot of effort to keep them updated and in well condition. As technology increases, robots will need to be reconstructed and costs for upgrades will be a vast amount. Success in these machines are not promised or guaranteed so how much of a risk are we willing to take? We will soon be putting our lives at risk due to robots. Robots will result in job losses all around the world as the technology will increase and robots will carry advanced knowledge that humans will not have. There will be a higher demand of robots in workplaces rather than humans who will no longer be wanted. This will result in millions of workers unemployed which may lead to downfalls for society such as a higher rate of depression, suicide, homelessness and may shorten the average lifespan.



ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial Intelligence is a film directed by Steven Spielberg and tells a story of a young mecha boy named David set in the future of AI. This is a film that consists of various examples in which AI is perceived to have a negative impact upon characters in the film and should also be considered and analysed to raise awareness of the danger and questions that robots may bring.



Most robots currently being built are semi autonomy and do not have complete human features, for example, a car. However Artificial Intelligence is able to demonstrate the pros and cons of a robot with complete autonomy and human features through the life of a mecha child, David. He is the first uniquely programmed android with the ability to love. Within the film, David is mistaken for being a real child and is constantly questioned due to his humanlike features that could almost make him identical to a real young boy. These childlike robots have already begun to be created by our scientists in today’s society. Scientists will use aesthetics to appeal to what we believe is to be considered ‘cute’. Aesthetic deals with the nature of art, beauty and taste and is based on our judgements. Scientists will soon challenge our perceptions of beauty and test our boundaries by possibly introducing a young mecha child much similar to David. Using our modernised definitions of a person who aesthetically pleasing, scientists will be able to create all types of robots with the ability to overtake all kinds of roles such as children.


If robots soon become more common in our lives, to what extent do we treat them as real human beings? Will they be considered and undertake the same punishments as humans?
Artificial Intelligence reflects and demonstrates this question in a particular scene when David is at a pool party and has his self-protection program activated. Out of shock, David clings onto Martin and they both fall into the pool. This scene triggers one important question in relation to robots having full AI: Who is to blame for their actions if they are unaware of what they are doing? Can we really trust these robots with the value of our lives? David did not mean to almost drown Martin. Although he was unaware of the situation, he caused grave danger to Martins life. If a robot was created with complete autonomy and was to break the law, who will be held accountable? Could a robot be blamed for something he is not completely aware of, however giving a robot an independent life must have some sort of responsibility attached to it. Or would the creator of the android be to blame for the actions of the robot?