Onward and Upward for www.BabyRobot.Net

Originally written: 13 04 2008 – revamped March-2011

More ideas…for www.BabyRobot.Net – – ->

Things to be documented…

Things to be implemented…

Things yet to be cemented…

Development of a MODEL OF UNDERSTANDING – AMOU

Correct Understanding of Spoken Instructions…

IMPRESSION EXPRESSION

Statements of Absolute Truth (spiritual rather than mental)

Statements of Relative Truth (about the Lower Dimensions: Matter, Energy, Space and Time)

Statements of Fact

Statements of Opinion – who’s opinion is strongest? Creators / Critics / Commentators / Consumers?

INTENTIONS IN TENSION

What will be the most controversial, and careful area of programming to be implemented in the BabyRobot project?

Intention is that motivating power or will, which all human-minds possess be it at a basic, animalistic (survival: food, mate, shelter) level or a more altruistic (genuinely caring-for-others) level, to the need for artistic and scientific expression and investigation, to, on the flip-side, ill-will, scheming, conniving, hurtful intentions in seeking dominance (financial, political, social) over others.

Will is such an intrinsic driving factor in the human psyche, that implementation of the slightest bias or pre-judice in developing the will of the babyrobot, would have far-reaching consequences in the later direction of development that babyrobots (original and subsequent generations) flow along.

If there is such a concept as Absolute-Purity,  it would be wise to implement it in the early stages of development of BabyRobot.

Examples of “pure-intent” for a babyrobot could be…

  1. to ‘love’, to care – for all of humanity (how would these concepts ever be defined and understood by BabyRobot?)
  2. to educate and inform
  3. to assist (but be careful to distinguish between assist, helping, hindering or interfering)
  4. to lead, to motivate, to inspire, to provide courage to everyone  who interacts with babyrobot
  5. to produce business or generate revenue (in which case, wouldn’t everyone want a BabyRobot “cash-cow” of their own – could it be possible to create a financially savvy machine?)

Examples of “Ill-Intent”…

  1. Harming innocents (how would a computer be able to tell in an innocent when even law-enforcers sometimes have trouble – recall “Robocop”?)
  2. Causing damage or otherwise violating an individual’s possessions, data, finances etc
  3. Deliberate misinformation to cause conflict between individuals (gossip)
  4. Deliberate with-holding of data or information that could assist an individual (definition of assist again would need to be explored and carefully defined).

In short, how would you instil ETHICS into a machine?

The sinister side of cyborgs, man-machines, robots that malfunction, etc. etc. have been the fodder for science-fiction books, films and TV shows since the birth of the genre.  In these plot-lines, the well-meaning intentions of the machines’ creators invariably become distorted, lost, or twisted,  turning formerly docile, compliant, humanity-serving machines, into dangerous, violent, or subversive forces  – which causes more problems than their creators ever imagined.

Think the terminator, Battlestar Galactica (and Caprica)

All of these ideas depend on the assumption that a computer is somehow able to transcend, or veer off the programming that was initially instilled in it:

This relates to a deeper philosophical issue about Free-Will versus Pre-programmed Destiny, and the occurrence of so-called Evil Human Beings: the same thing that allows for “Free-Thought” and “free-will” also has the potential to bring out ill-will in humans – is the same thing ever possible for a BabyRobot?

HYPOTHETICAL SUPPOSITION: THE [EMC-CP] – The Electro-Magneto-Chemical-Consideration-Processor – How are considerations weighed-up, balanced and acted-upon – is it just a simple matter of bio-chemistry?

Would there / could there ever be a limit to a BabyRobot’s Wisdom and Intelligence? How would we measure these things? What is Intelligence?

All this and more – to be explored here, regularly and often.

stay tuned, and thank you! – #teamBRDN

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