I work for a team who develops such "advanced AI". The basic question is whether any AI advanced enough would ever have "human-like intelligence" and ultimately "human-like mind". And therefore also buddha-nature.jdoublerepukken wrote: ↑Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:54 pmI'm sure this question has been asked before, but I've been pretty preoccupied with it.
Once AI reaches a certain stage, it, theoretically, will become indistinguishable from organic human sentience assuming we get there. I think that they (AI) would therefore have Buddha-nature, but was curious if anyone thinks they wouldn't and why
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The answer is pretty simple: You're looking from the wrong angle. Or you have - as basically everyone - a wrong understanding what makes human intelligence. It's not the brain; it's the brain embodied in a human body interacting with a human-world environment.
There will never be an AI as intelligent as a human being that does not fulfil the criteria above. Only if this AI has a human body (exactly like humans, i.e. made of cells, tissue etc.) and live in a comparable environment will it be possible for it to be as intelligent as a human being. But, if there's a robot who is exactly like a human and lives in a human world, isn't it then... nothing else but a human? (If you don't know what I mean, just watch Blade Runner. That's what the movie is all about.)
So: Would an artificial AI-robot who is 100% like a human being have Buddha-nature?
I'm sure you can answer that one yourself.