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    If Artificial Intelligence is in principally possible, do you think is it possible to create a biorobot with help of genetic engineering? For example by modification of a regular human genome? If yes, what moral problems could it have?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    If Artificial Intelligence is in principally possible, do you think is it possible to create a biorobot with help of genetic engineering? For example by modification of a regular human genome? If yes, what moral problems could it have?
    The concept of employing a "modification of a regular human genome" as described would only be useful in a living organism employing this genome. One must remember that a genome is merely "information" coding for mechanisms - enzymes etc. There is no means to integrate biological functions coded by human DNA directly into some advanced computer. Such a genome-computer nexus is information working with information, with no means of mechanization. It would seem that you would need an "operational" organism to integrate the AI.

    So how do you interface an AI "computer" with the complex neurology of a human, which would seem to be required for a functional hybrid with the human genome? Sounds like a pretty tall order, but not impossible. Much is being learned about human brain functions through MRI, etc. With this approach, one would think there would be no end to debate about "moral problems".

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    What is a principal difference between artificial intelligence and a natural human intelligence? What justifies using and exploiting A.I. for any purpose (except criminal one) and treating it like a thing without granting it with any human rights? In my understanding it is assumption that A. I. regardless been educable and adoptable completely misses any kind of consciousness, self-awareness, feelings, emotions and ambitions. Is it possible in principle to use genetic engineering to change human genome to create a creature which would completely miss any kind of consciousness, self-awareness, feelings, emotions and ambitions? Yet, capable to act under minimal supervision and perform such works as an automotive technician, qualified factory worker, chief-cook or even a bookkeeper? I think that if A. I. will be ever created, then the shortest and the easies way to it would be genetic modification of a human rather than attempt to create any kind of mechanical devices to rival human brain and body in all its complexity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    What is a principal difference between artificial intelligence and a natural human intelligence? What justifies using and exploiting A.I. for any purpose (except criminal one) and treating it like a thing without granting it with any human rights? In my understanding it is assumption that A. I. regardless been educable and adoptable completely misses any kind of consciousness, self-awareness, feelings, emotions and ambitions. Is it possible in principle to use genetic engineering to change human genome to create a creature which would completely miss any kind of consciousness, self-awareness, feelings, emotions and ambitions? Yet, capable to act under minimal supervision and perform such works as an automotive technician, qualified factory worker, chief-cook or even a bookkeeper? I think that if A. I. will be ever created, then the shortest and the easies way to it would be genetic modification of a human rather than attempt to create any kind of mechanical devices to rival human brain and body in all its complexity.
    There is only one "answer" to one of these question I can suggest:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test

    The rest is too speculative for me to indulge. You might want to search "Turing Test" for other answers to your questions. It is a well studied topic.
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    Do you think it is realistically to create such biorobots? If yes, how soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    Do you think it is realistically to create such biorobots? If yes, how soon?

    As I said, the rest is too speculative for me to indulge.
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