Researchers make strides in creating artificial intelligence
July 21, 2011 6 Comments
Oddly enough learning and education will be a big part of Inquisitive Bliss. I’m happy to link anything I feel is interesting, but my favourite ones will be topics that force us to question. The following article will hopefully be one of these kinds.
Although still a long way off we’re another step closer to creating not only life, but intelligent life. Many people think only gods have the power to create life. So far their ignorance has been kept safe, but only because we haven’t done it yet.
The day will come when humanity takes its first step into our own Genesis story and succeeds in creating life. Even if you don’t agree with that (and if you don’t I ask you what barriers do you see preventing this?) it raises interesting philosophical questions.
Assuming gods exist, why should they be the only ones to have this power?
If souls exist, will a bio-engeneered organism have one? Why/why not?
Advances like this force us to ask difficult questions about faith and the ‘facts’ of those faiths. As to the nature of souls and who gets one, it feels to me that the answers to these questions make so much more sense if we assume the world is as we see it and souls do not exist.