Robots. Words. Egoism.

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Automation [CPU-based supercomputers] is not the same as autonomy [GPU-based supercomputers], according to the experts in AI. (1)

Words conveying meaning we have chosen to accept as true – without realizing it.

Autonomy. Automation. But “autonomy” FROM WHO? Automation (2) for WHO to control what? A subject is always hidden behind anything seemingly objective. Behind every artificial intelligence lies someone intelligent.

Behind every robot, there lies a robot maker. We are egoists. We like to think we are different. Are we? A true maker builds automata in his own image – autonomous as he is. And he could be autonomous only because he had an autonomous maker.

Weird how we find answers to our most deep philosophical answers in a lab sometimes…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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