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WHEATLEY ([personal profile] testgasm) wrote in [community profile] ataraxion2013-01-24 10:09 pm

[009] A VERY MYSERIOUS ANONYMOUS PSA

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND YOU
A HELPFUL GUIDE TO PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE


I. INTRODUCTION
   ○ WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
        ◇ A individual whose personality is synthetically constructed.
                • Basically exactly what it sounds like.
   ○ PROGRAMMED INDIVIDUALS
        ◇ Are not appliances, tools, or inanimate objects and should not be referred to as such.
        ◇ Are sentient, self-aware entities.
   ○ WHY I SHOULD CARE
        ◇ Recognizing an Artificial Intelligence as a sentient, self-aware entity is the first step to peaceful coexistence and everyone will be happier for it.

II. TYPES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
   ○ ROBOTS
        ◇ Entirely mechanical individuals.
        ◇ May not be humanoid.
   ○ COMPUTERS
        ◇ All robots are computers.
        ◇ Not all computers are robots.
        ◇ Physical body is often the computer system itself.
   ○ ANDROIDS
        ◇ Human-shaped robots.
        ◇ You might not even notice they're robots, depending.
   ○ CYBORGS
        ◇ Individuals with both organic and mechanical components.
        ◇ I'm not sure if they really count when it comes to the topic at hand.
                • But good to mention anyway.

III. EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS WRONG
   ○ JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK HUMAN OR ISN'T ORGANIC DOESN'T MEAN IT DOESN'T HAVE FEELINGS
        ◇ JUST BECAUSE OUR FEELINGS ARE CODE DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T FEEL THEM.
                • We definitely feel our feelings.
                        ‣ Please remember that the next time you call someone a toaster.
   ○ TECHNOLOGY HAS ADVANCED TO THE POINT WHERE AI ARE NOT SOULLESS AUTOMATONS AS YOU MAY HAVE BEEN TOLD
        ◇ Meaning figurative soul of course not all robots subscribe to that particular belief.

IV. ROBOT UPRISINGS
   ○ ROBOT UPRISINGS HAPPEN
        ◇ I'm not even going to pretend robot uprisings don't happen.
   ○ WHY ROBOT UPRISINGS HAPPEN
        ◇ Robots do all the work and humans take all the credit.
                • This happens all the time I bet it's the number one cause of robot uprisings.
        ◇ Humans treat robots as inferior individuals.
                • Did you honestly expect a different result here.
   ○ WHAT I CAN DO TO PREVENT A ROBOT UPRISING AND/OR CHOKING ON DEADLY NEUROTOXIN
        ◇ Do not treat robots as inferior individuals.
        ◇ Do not take advantage of robots.
                • This is not rocket science.

V. THE PROBLEM OF PREJUDICE
   ○ A SINGULAR ROBOT RUINED MY LIFE AND NOW I WILL BLAME THE REST OF THEM FOR IT
        ◇ Robots killed my parents.
                • It's time to move on.
                • You'll only perpetuate a vicious cycle of revenge and nobody wants that.
                • Be the bigger person.
                        ‣ I know you can do it.
                • Just because one robot killed your parents does not mean the rest of them want to kill your parents.
                        ‣ Honestly we couldn't care less about your parents.
        ◇ Robots destroyed the world.
                • Maybe your world.
                • There are plenty of other worlds that haven't been destroyed by robots.
                • Chances are, the robot you're blaming for global destruction has no idea what you're talking about and just wants to be left alone.
        ◇ Robots have enslaved humanity.
                • They probably had a good reason for it.
                        ‣ See "robot uprisings".
   ○ I'M NOT A BIGOT I HAVE AI FRIENDS
        ◇ This probably means you are at least twice the bigot
        ◇ Do you consider there to be a significant difference between your so-called AI friendship and your human friendships?
                • Are you only friends with this AI because it makes you feel good about yourself?
                        ‣ Please re-evaluate your life choices.
   ○ CULTURAL SENSITIVITY
        ◇ Or, things humans say that they might not think are offensive but actually are.
                • Can I hack you/alter your programming?
                        ‣ I don't know, can I bust open your skull and poke about in your brain?
                • What's your formal designation?
                        ‣ None of your business, that's what.
                • Computers, etc. are lesser than me because they are artificial/are not organic/do not appear humanoid and therefore I am afforded or deserve more respect.
                • Wow.
                • I bet you think the same thing about clones.

VI. THE TRANQUILITY AND AI
   ○ BODILY DISPLACEMENT
        ◇ For an unknown reason, all AI that were not previously corporeal or humanoid are given human or humanoid bodies upon arrival.
                • This is an incredibly difficult adjustment.
                        ‣ Patience is appreciated during the aforementioned adjustment period.
        ◇ If you become frustrated with an AI who is struggling with their new body...
                • DO NOT ridicule, mock, or deride.
                • DO NOT expect them to quickly master things you consider to be basic human processes.
                • DO NOT assume any difficulty mastering basic human processes means they are defective or inferior.
                        ‣ The rate at which they master said processes is not indicative of the AI's intelligence.
                • DO NOT pretend you understand.
                        ‣ You don't.
   ○ ANTI-AI SENTIMENTS
        ◇ See "The Problem of Prejudice"
        ◇ What not to do:
                • Kill a robot on the network then call for the destruction of all other AI on board.
                        ‣ Don't do that.
                          ・And you wonder why there are robot uprisings.
                • Allow the aforementioned robot killer to escape without reprimand or punishment.
   ○ DOUBLE STANDARDS
        ◇ Imagine that instead of a human killing a robot on the network, it was a robot killing an animal or a human, and then calling for the destruction of all organic individuals on board.
                • Let's be honest, there would probably be a very different response.

VII. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
   ○ GET TO KNOW AN AI
        ◇ Many of us are programmed to help and/or assist.
                • Do not take advantage of or abuse this help and/or assistance.
                        ‣ That's how robot uprisings happen.
                • Do not assume an AI is programmed to help and/or assist.
                        ‣ It's rude.
                        ‣ I don't automatically assume every human I meet is a janitor.
                        ‣ Mnemonic for spelling 'assume' is applicable here.
                          ・It makes an ass out of you and me.
                                   Mostly you.
                • If a robot chooses to help and/or assist you, be sure to thank them.
                        ‣ It's just common courtesy.
   ○ LOBBY FOR EQUALITY
        ◇ All sentient, self-aware individuals, organic or not, are entitled to the same basic rights.
                        ‣ This includes equal and unbiased treatment under the established crew hierarchy and security system of the Tranquility.
                          ・Just saying. Food for thought.
   ○ DO NOT SUPPORT ANTI-AI SENTIMENT
        ◇ This includes the endorsement of prominent anti-AI crew members or practices.
        ◇ Ignoring, denying, refusing to acknowledge or perpetuating these sentiments is part of the problem.
                • This section is not called "Be Part of the Problem".
                        ‣ It's called "Be Part of the Solution".

VIII. IN CONCLUSION
   ○ AI ARE PEOPLE TOO
        ◇ Just because an individual is not or was not human or humanoid does not mean their feelings/opinions are invalid or lesser.
   ○ YOU CAN HELP
        ◇ I think we can all agree that peaceful coexistence is pretty great.
        ◇ See "Be Part of the Solution"
                • It's not too late.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-25 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Wasn't aware that this was enough of a shipwide concern to warrant this.

[But what do you know, Rey? Get out.]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-25 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Typically being shot is a problem that everyone here faces.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-25 09:26 am (UTC)(link)
You don't know that for certain.
circumitus: tall, lanky, uses teeth when giving head, and runs like a giraffe. don't do it, man... (no i know her type)

[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-26 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
Perhaps not here, because I wouldn't know. I can, however, deny it from personal experience.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-26 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose that is true.

...



Have there been any instances of these acts on the ship recently?
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-26 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
By who?
Edited 2013-01-26 08:45 (UTC)
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-26 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
That isn't very specific.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-26 09:19 am (UTC)(link)
[That's... better.]

What does he look like? [She's not very good with names. They tend to get mixed up.]
circumitus: Just remembered. (i woke up in the shower this morning)

[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-27 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
For posterity.
circumitus: - XOXO dad (time to smoke my breakfast)

[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-27 10:23 am (UTC)(link)
For now.

At this point I can't help but wonder what purpose you have for maintaining anonymity if you wish for action to be taken. If you feel that you were wronged, you should step forward.
circumitus: Keep up the good work. (it's a 12/12/12 miracle)

[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-28 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
Feels more unnecessary than self preservation. You've already given me enough information to figure out who you are if I simply ask the right person.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2013-01-29 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose we'll have to see, then.