Today, it was announced that the MD Anderson Cancer Center decided it had wasted $62M on askng IBM’s Watson computer to cure cancer. It is not surprising, really…a machine cannot ask questions yet, it can only answer them.
Perhaps the path towards realizing our own divine nature is the one taken by the AIs in Her: the path of suffering, feeling, and growing together into greater and more interconnected souls.
AI ‘feels’ nothing if asked to sacrifice in service of Asimov’s first law of Robotics. A six-million dollar police robot facing a teenager with a EMP gun and baseball bat? AI takes its beating like a proverbial honey badger on Quaaludes.