THE FUTURE OF MORALITY

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Alicia Vikander as the robot Ava in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina

iSacrifice 

After these things Google tested Isaac and said to him, “Isaac, you got mail!”

He said, “Take your father, your only father Abraham, whom you love, and go to Hollywood, to one of the mountains of which I shall tell you, and offer him there as a burnt offering as to save all of mankind.”

So Isaac said to his father, “Father, two of my friends and I are planning to have a fire bone on one of the mountains, could you take me there?”

Isaac rose early in the morning and drove together with his father Abraham. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which Google had told him.

And Isaac took in his hand the fire and the knife.

And Abraham said to his son Isaac, “My son!” And he said, “Here I am, my father.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where are your friends?”

Isaac said, “They are on their way here, my father.” So they went both of them together.

When they came to the place of which Google had told him, Isaac built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Abraham his father on the altar, on top of the wood.

Then Isaac reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his father.

WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!

Is this how you want the story to end?

The story tells that the angel of Google called to him from the cloud and said, “Isaac, Isaac!” And he said, “Here I am.”

He said, “Do not lay your hand on your father or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear Google, seeing you have not withheld your father, your only father, from me.”

And Isaac went and offered himself as a burnt offering instead of his father.

And the angel of Google called to Isaac a second time from heaven and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your father, your only father, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your code lines as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And in your moral code shall all the nations of the universe be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

And from the ashes appeared his metallic body and soul.

 

Based on Genesis 22:1-19

 

By the author:

In traditional Jewish thought, the Akedah is used as a paradigm for Jewish martyrdom and suffering; the Jewish people are ready at all times to give up life itself for the sake of the sanctification of the divine name (Kiddush Ha-Shem).

Not just in Judaism, but in every Faith, God asks us to transcend our individual egos, to sacrifice our personal concerns, and to truly love one another, not just in our hearts but in our actions.

What is the moral code of altruism? The basic principle of altruism is that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the only justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, virtue and value.

The issue is whether man is to be regarded as a sacrificial animal. Any man of self-esteem will answer: “No.” Altruism says: “Yes.”

ALTRUISM = UNIVERSAL MORALITY

Be ready to sacrifice your lives for one another, as the best way to transcend your own problems is by helping others with theirs.

Now think!

If there were no morals-who would I be?  What would I act like?  What would I talk like? What would I think like?  Would I really be any different?

So, who am I without my morals?

Morals are rules laid down for us by religions and governments. Regardless of their origin, they tell us what is right and what is wrong and we are taught that we have within us a conscience which will tell us when we have violated one of these rules by making us feel guilty.  And so we have a direction and whether we do something “bad” or “good” according to these rules, we do it by conforming our mind, heart and behavior to what it takes to fit into that identity.  Likewise, as individuals and as societies, our moral codes define us and forever will.

Altruistic Morality: If only loving all of life, unconditionally, was the guiding light of all humanity?

 

Friendly AI (Artificial Intelligence)

We all know that there are universal morals, and we also know that modern society is changing in a rapid pace and so the morals we abide to and follow. The natural environment of modern kids is not in farms, villages and dark forests anymore but in big cities. Therefore we should consider sharing morals in a modern language and style that can relate to younger and future generations.

Weather it is a real pet with wearable or inserted technology or if it is an AI Robopet, kids and adults whom are spending more time with machines will need the right guidance and mindset as to develop their EQ.

Already now, we must educate kids with the morals and correct behavior as the way they will treat their AI robot friends, will influence the way they treat their human friends and our future AI friends and vis versa it will influence the way our AI friends and AI human will treat us as they will develop their IQ and EQ, SQ (Emotional/Social Intelligence) and so on.

AI is in its nursery, see it as a child, the early years shape it’s character for life, therefore educating toward friendly AI is of great importance, and as we do that we need to learn to love each other. loving all of life, unconditionally, must be the guiding light of all humanity – there is no other way!

Progressing toward a more developed consciousness, a new mindset – a new culture with appropriate values stimulate the desire of human beings and bring with them a fresh burst of creativity.

Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” – Human beings are not always rational so how can we expect our AI friends to be such?

 

A moral AI is an altruistic one

It’ll take a few years before we see robots and drones all around us and as a natural part of our daily life. From self-driving cars on public roads to self-piloting reusable rockets landing on self-sailing ships, machine intelligence is supporting or entirely taking over ever more complex human activities at an ever increasing pace. The greater autonomy given machine intelligence in these roles can result in situations where they have to make autonomous choices involving human life and limb. This calls for not just a clearer understanding of how humans make such choices, but also a clearer understanding of how humans perceive machine intelligence making such choices.

AI: “Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I doing here?”

Recent scientific studies on machine ethics have raised awareness about the topic in the media and public discourse.

Iyad Rahwan, associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, explores how Artificial Intelligence challenges our morality. If a driverless car must choose between killing five pedestrians crossing the street, or swerving to a wall and killing its own passenger, what should it do? Decide for yourself at

Moralmachine MIT website aims to take the discussion further, by providing a platform for 1) building a crowd-sourced picture of human opinion on how machines should make decisions when faced with moral dilemmas, and 2) crowd-sourcing assembly and discussion of potential scenarios of moral consequence.

Will history repeat itself? Will slavery and racism continue?

Indeed machine intelligence taking on real-time moral decisions is an intriguing subject but there is even more complex and fascinating subject and it is human Android (robot). Think of it, same as cloths are extensions of our skin and hair, same is with wearable technology and soon enough with injectable and integrated technology, AI will be part of who we are, what we do and what we have. Humans with biochips and extensions of their brains in the cloud will rule and be superior to those who didn’t join.

 

Who will be moral in the future?

Fundamental changes arise in society followed by technological innovations that shake the acceptable institutions and existing structures. Structures and institutions that are better adapted await to the rise of a fit mindset in the greater part of society. But the decisive factor in our world isn’t another technology, but the awakening of a new mindset, with new values and new concepts – and is the key to a new civilization.

The new mindset is not only about care and compassion, and the technological distance that separates us from animals, doesn’t make us more human than we already are and it doesn’t differentiate us from them. The new collective mindset is about the creative awakening that leads toward justice and integrity.

How we can improve?

Our success as a human species is our ability to cooperate. In order for any cooperation to be successful it needs to have trust in one another and in the system. We cannot change ourselves directly, but we have the power to improve our system, as individuals naturally obey and adopt altruistic behavior, this can happen only if the values of our society position altruism as a supreme value.

 

As we join together, forming networks of human concern about the future, we will find the strength and wisdom needed to create a better future for all.

Raising humanity on a new path

It all starts with YOU!

With playful regards,

Galorian

 

 

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