Theory Of Mind and Artificial Intelligence

The Theory of Mind is a philosophical guideline for how we think. It states that we construct our mental states through our beliefs about the world around us, how we feel, what we expect, how we talk and how we eat.

theory of mind and artificial intelligence

So, we need an artificial intelligence AI to take care of the Theory of Mind for us. But, isn’t it a very philosophical theory? In the end, aren’t we all dead? And, aren’t there other things we need to do with AI, such as creating artificial intelligent robotic androids which are able to take care of the theory of mind and artificial intelligence?

Does mind is the purely an Illusion?

As with every other topic in AI, you will find many different answers to these questions. Some people believe that the mind is purely an illusion. They say there is no way to measure the mental state of an entity based on its appearance or any sort of physical clue. Philosophically speaking, this makes sense if one thinks about it. How can we measure the thoughts of another person or of an artificial intelligence, which does not have physical representation?

If we can’t measure the mental states of others, then what is the use of having an artificial intelligent computer? After all, we have computers that write articles, make audio recordings and perform search functions on the Internet. We have software which plays videos and photos. These programs and software already possess a mental state, and it’s called thought. So, if we can’t measure that, then we have no way to program the computers and software or the artificial intelligent robotic androids to have thoughts.

Do Artificial Intelligence Predict Theory Of Mind

Another argument against the Theory of Mind and Artificial Intelligence is that we don’t know how humans think. It sounds more like mysticism than science. But isn’t mysticism part of the truth? Just because a book or play has magical spells or objects in it doesn’t mean that such books and plays have actual magical powers. It could be just a story, an interpretation of something real and meaningful.

It might be possible to create a computer, software, or artificially intelligent robotic androids with perfect thought, but how can we ensure that the artificial intelligence programs or computers have thoughts as humans do? Will they still have emotions? What if they are put into a situation where their emotions try to get in the way? Will they get upset or aggressive? If this happens, what will happen to the artificial intelligence system?

What Happen If We Create Super-Intelligent Robotic Androids?

Theory of mind and artificial intelligence has fascinated me for many years, and at times I’ve worried that we were going to create artificial people, machines, and even computer programs that were less than human. But today, I’m much more worried about what will happen to humanity if we start creating super-intelligent robotic androids without their human parts. Will we be able to handle the relationship or the competition between these super-intelligent robotic androids and between them and their artificially intelligent counterparts? Will they ever be friendly towards each other or do they ever fight each other? What if we don’t teach them to be friends?

The future may bring us great discoveries, such as the ability to upload our minds to an artificial intelligence database, or uploading our minds to another computer system, but that will only come along if we take the fear of robots seriously and create an artificial intelligence database to help humans to keep watch over their artificially intelligent creations. Today, many scientists who study the human mind do believe that we will be able to upload our minds to a database and that in ten to twenty years, we will have developed artificial intelligence enough to write a novel, open a company, and operate an international corporation. So please consider all this.

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