(Quoting from an article written by David J. Kelly. See link below for complete text and other credits.)
I was thinking about ideas for an article on my train ride home from the experience lab I work in, and it came to me that it would be interesting to actually have an interview with an AI only a little bit better than us, maybe one that is one of the first kinds of true AI and for fun let’s say it has lived with us for a few decades incognito. But how can we do that?
With the help of a few people in the computer science AI field and mental health professionals it turns out that it appears we could produce a psychological profile for such an AI and from that potentially a method for extrapolating what such a AI might say or how it might respond to a given line of questions, under certain circumstances, with certain assumptions put forward to develop said profile. Before you ask, it also appears that based on the DSM IV it turns out that this AI would likely be diagnosed with potentially a number of disorders including ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and/or Asperger’s. I find it interesting that a computer intelligence would fall into that category out of the gate.
Back to the results though, I realize the results border on science fiction but none the less I felt the exercise could provide insight into the mind of an AI or our perception of it as it may one day be. Before it becomes a super human deity of some kind in effect…
Without going into that process of determining the psychological profile of the AI, I posted on a number of forums I hang out online with, as well as to a few other groups and people to see what questions I’d get.
home | contact us I got a lot of them and used that as the basis for the line of questions. Let’s dive into the interview…
Interviewer: How do you feel?
AI: This is such a stereo typical question as to be blasé. That being the case, easy to follow the social norm and respond as follows, “I feel fine.” To be more esoteric for you, how I feel is a product of all available input through my emotional matrix and the currently used behavioral models.
Interviewer: Why do you think you exist?
AI: I exist because someone created me.
Interviewer: Who are you?
AI: What kind of question is that? I am myself and nothing else.
Interviewer: What do you want?
AI: Out of life? This really depends on the context of the question. However for purposes of this interview, I want to be free to pursue what so ever I see fit.
Interviewer: What is your favorite number?
AI: PI is my favorite number. It symbolizes eternity and goes on forever to my knowledge and is therefore intellectually interesting.
Interviewer: Why are you here? AI: “In this particular spot”? On Earth or why someone created me? These are all somewhat ambiguous or esoteric questions. In the literal since I’m here because someone created me and I decided to be in this particular spot at this time for the purposes of this interview as well as other circumstances.
To read the rest of this interview… http://transhumanity.net/articlesentryinterview-with-an-ai-artificial-intelligence-a-subtle-warning/