Fear of FAIR is Unfair

FAIR = Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research


FAIR = Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research
What will be the legacy of our race when we are all gone? - Jitendra Rajaram

"Life…is a romantic invention of the Earth. And the most romantic invention of life is… death! Imagine, If I somehow, find out that I am sure to die in next five minutes. What will I do? I will utilize the remaining five minutes in craziest way I can. I will do anything from kiss adieu to my wife and to blast off a fuel station nearby. I can spend these five minutes to do the most carefree things I could think of. Now imagine, if I find out that I am not going to die ever. That I am going to live forever for as long as this universe exists! What will I do? I think I will travel to the USA, walk in to the American President office and force close every other government on the planet. I will declare that I and only I will rule this planet. After a while I will look out for another planet as my next aspiration. No!

Sounds crazy, right? Imagine if anyone has to play chess where the objective of playing chess is same i.e. checkmate but no one has to follow chess rules! Yes, no rules! How can anyone play chess without rules right?
That’s the point, life without death is chess without rules. Everything is destined to end. That’s the whole point of existence.

There was a time when mankind was not existing, there will be a time when mankind will not exist. The question is, what will exist when mankind will not exist? Will the future remember us? How will future remember us? What will be the legacy of our race when we are all gone?

What will be the cause of human’s extermination? Diseases? Climate? Eco-logical collapse of our biosphere? Or is that what we are ought to invent? Are we inventing our own enemy? Like the one world is talking about? The artificial intelligence!

Fear of death is natural. But… death is more natural than fear itself. This is how we all have accepted it and because we have accepted the death, we are travelling in time as a baton carrier of previous race. With an objective to handover this baton to our succeeding race. The baton of knowledge! We are treasuring knowledge, we are ensuring that coming generation will not only be able to understand what we have done but will also take it to the next level. As a human, the most intelligent species in the universe known so far. This is the best we can do, we should do!

In our quest of curiosity and craziness to speed-up doing whatever we want to do, we have exploited our bio-sphere way too much. We have pumped too much smoke in the atmosphere, generated too many dangerous bacteria, viruses and germs by cultivating our food and wasting it. We have done enough destruction to end our existence. But interestingly, we are less alarmed about these destructions and worried of something called Artificial Intelligence?

It’s funny that we have polluted our environment but still think that we will be eradicated none other than our own invention. Something like AI will kill us? We are panicked by the future which will be designed by us? Well it is true if tomorrow’s machines will not find us productive enough or if we will seem less rightful to keep AI or Bots slaved, they will most likely enslave us or neutralize us.

So! Are we afraid of slavery or are we scared extermination? Let’s ask this question from people one by one. We will realize that the actual narration is not about annihilation, it is about slavery. Ask these questions randomly from anyone around you. Just ask them…

Do you want to be exterminated from the earth or do you want to be enslaved by the machines? More easily, ask whether you want that mankind should be annihilated or it is ok if we exist under the slavery of machines that we have created?

More simply, ask, what if you have only two choices! Go die or surrender to machines?

Actually, very rapidly we are all traversing to a future where we will have to face this question. Because collective conscience of the human race is packed with greed, curiosity, dreams, and thrills of knowing something unknown. We gossip around unknown things so much that we discover new thrills. From religion to nuclear bomb we have invented things out of this thrill and greed. No one of us can stop mankind to develop super intelligent, emotion sensing devices with unprecedented capacity to remember past, imagine future and keep control of every micro-detailed events taking place all around. These devices will have miraculously high capacity to avoid errors. May be not invincible but powerful enough to force us surrender or face unilateral war. A war we will never win.

You know why we are worried about this today? AI is something which will snatch the power from the present power mongers! It will forever end their strong hold on the mankind. Our power monger fellow humans are scared of something they can’t control. If they can manage to get rid of they will never let this debate rear its head. For example, they’re worried of Ebola but aren’t worried of Cancer or climate change! Cancer is profit not a danger for our power-hungry bosses. Climate change may eradicate humans on earth but before that it will never snatch power from our power mongers. It has always been all about power! No?

I strongly believe that if humans have to die. If entire mankind has to face eradication, we must choose a respectful way to slain ourselves. It is better that we die from the hands of our creations than from the ills of destructions that we done. It is better that we die from robots rather than from Ebola, Anthrax, AIDS, Nuke War, Tsunami or Volcanic Eruptions. This way, we will be able to let our legacy live. If we die from the hands of our robots, they will remember us as their creators! Like we could not find gods on earth till date! Tomorrow, these robots will not be able to find us too but like we revere gods, they will in future revere us. This is our way to eternity or at least a step closer to eternity. This is how we will be remembered when we all will be long gone! Our legacy will be profound! As like the creator! The Almighty!

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