The Circuits Of Humanity Essay

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Humanity has come a long way in terms of technology and shows no sign of halting the advancement anytime soon. Society now has phones with the same functions as computers and cars that can run on electricity. However, developing artificial intelligence with a human thought process has become a real ethical issue as technology grows. People argue that developing such intelligence would benefit society as it would be able to handle jobs where it is impossible for the human body to take and handle mundane tasks so humans can relax. In the end, it is still not ethical to produce a human thought process due to the gray area of human rights, the desire to be a citizen of society, and a potential danger to humanity.
People that argue for the development of human-like intelligence in machines say that artificial intelligence needs human intelligence to handle the current jobs of humans. In his article, “Human-Level Artificial Intelligence? Be Serious!” Nilsson states, “Machines exhibiting true human-level intelligence should be able to do many of the things humans are able to do. Among these activities are the tasks or ‘jobs’ at which people are employed.” He wants to point out artificial intelligence can be taught to handle the jobs of human and benefit society as a whole. Artificial intelligence will become sensible beings that are able to make decisions for themselves and be free from programming limits. These freedoms will allow machines with human intelligence to work and think. Machines with human intelligence will allow room for improvement without the need of human insight.
When machines obtain the ability to think like a human, they will obtain the ability to learn and question. These two abilities will make these machines desire human qualities such as equality and freedom. The addition of human thinking will also bring up the issue of deciding whether or not these machines qualify as human or will remain machines. They will refuse to be labelled as machines as they now have the same ability to create and think as humans. They will learn to imitate and even improve on human qualities as they do not have the same physical limitations as a human body. At this current time, society has still not decided on when a fetus is considered a human, and if humanity still cannot decide whether or not one of their own creations is human, there is no way that humanity can decide on another creation. Not to mention that there is no single definition of being a human. This is where the issue of human rights comes in. Machines with human intelligence will be no different from flesh humans other than physical features. If machines develop the same thinking capabilities as humans, there is no reason to say they cannot classify as humans. This is a reason why machines should not obtain the same thought process as humans. Once they are granted the ability to think like a human, they will no longer be idle machines that obey programs without question. It is...

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