Artificial Intelligence is already changing the world as we know it, but how will it change the future? Is it possible that humans will one day be able to create a thinking machine that has a will of its own? And if so, will this machine become a kind of super-intellect that ends up controlling all of our actions? What does it mean to be a conscious living being in the first place? Shane Rosenthal discusses these and other questions with Oxford mathematician John Lennox, author of 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity.
An artificial intelligence system of the type we’ve already developed doesn’t think. Humans are conscious beings and if you’re going to create a super-intelligent being that can do anything humans can do in all areas, then you have to discover a way to make a conscious being. That’s a barrier for the very simple reason that no one has the faintest idea of what consciousness is, let alone being able to construct it.John Lennox