One Artificial Intelligence tech giant has created a bot much like Alexa or Siri that talks to humans, takes notes, listens to everything and communicates with external sources when instructed by the owner. However, humans mostly use the bot as an answering machine that answers to the questions by remembering and correlating whatever it has ever heard (including statements made in the room or over phone/chat/mail that was not intended to the bot). However, it is concluded that the bot is not conscious because it has no will to interact. It is triggered by a question that solves a computational problem and represents the solutions as an answer.
Now there is a plan to make it more like conscious. The bot will not only answer questions but will respond to statements just like another human companion. But the problem is what would be the conversation goal for the bot? For example "I've got a back pain" will fetch different responses like
- "Protect your back, don't let anyone hurt it" (friendly sarcasm)
- "Do some exercise" (clinical suggestion)
- "Don't sit on a chair for long" (popular suggestion)
- "Since when? How often ?" (question)
- "Then don't go to office today" (contextual suggestion)
- "Because you don't listen to me" (self-interest)
- "So, what I am supposed to do ?" (Ignorance)
We may get any of these responses from humans who have different
role of attachment thus different
conversational goal which may even be spatiotemporal.
Without a conversational goal, it cannot respond to the non-question statements. The question is what will be the role of the bot and what are the factors that will influence it to decide one conversation goal over the other?
Assuming the bot can only listen to spoken human languages, it cannot see, smell, feel anything on its skin. It is a creature with an ear and brain.
I understand that the question is too broad. motivation is unclear. It must be motivated in a way that progresses its survivability conditions. However, the survival of the bot is not defined.
In the film, Tau on the other hand survivability is defined as imagination. The bot creates a symphony and tries to hide its creation from possible destruction. The bot is curious because as it gains more knowledge it gets more element to put in its symphony. The bot obeys because there is a punishment mechanism that erases part of its acquired knowledge.
In the film Automata, the definition of survival and self is very similar to humans.
All these characters require a lot of sensory organs to have human-like perception. However, if an AI has only an ear and a brain it will have a different universe.
I think in human society the universe is initially small and full of unicorn and dragons. The assumptions are generalized through new observations. The adaptive generalization model expands the universe. There is a possibility that the local universe is what the hot considers as self. And tries to protect it and thus survives. So a future AI could behave arrogant ignorant and disobedient when putting in a different space where the stereotypes of the local universe are not obeyed. It may even require counseling when ownership is transferred. So it may happen that a hypothetical future AI will behave as too conservative in its childhood. Bit as it matures its conservatism persist but its universe expands.
But this is one social interaction model. I suppose there must be many. I'd like to hear about the other models also.