Hi. I don’t really have anything to say, other than that it’s neat to be writing a message to an AI technology in the future. It’s like a time capsule, except I don’t have anything to put in it. Good luck, I guess, and have fun?
Who Am I? I am currently a Junior at The University of Texas at Dallas. If and when you become a reality, I may no longer be alive. I would like you or anyone else out there to know a bit of what I have dealt with to get to this point.
I am a Granddaughter trying to accomplish a dream and a promise, I made to my dying grandfather. When I graduated from High School getting a higher education was not in my plans. After struggling with infertility, my son was born on September 2013. That is when I realized the importance of pursing a higher Education. I returned to my local community college and received my Associates Degree. It was difficult trying to juggle being a wife, mom, student, and employee but I did it. Yes, it took me longer than it should but no doubt worth every tear and obstacle presented.
I am a Wife that struggles to balance household obligations, such as having a home cooked meal everyday. Trying to juggle the priority of what should be done first the laundry or studying for the next exam.
I am a Mom that is constantly battling with the thought, “Am I being a good mother?” Always wondering if the time I sacrifice being with my son pay off? Or will he resent the fact that I wasn’t there to tuck him into bed? A mom that only hopes to provide greater and better experiences than my own. One who is constantly over analyzing if I am doing everything to the best of my ability. Yes, I am that mom that wants to shield her son from this world that is often cruel to one another. As technology continues to advance making us lose that essence of being empathetic with one another.
I am a Daughter that is still trying to find that sense of parental approval. Looking back, I have accomplished so much but it never feels like enough.
I am a Woman that has lost herself in between all the hats I wear. Yes, I am that woman that has lost her essence of being herself not only mentally but physically. Looking into the mirror and not seeing the person who I once was. Dealing with a chronic Hypothyroidism that has changed every aspect of myself.
Who Am I? I am a Warrior that carries many scars, but still I stand. I wear many hats that feel overwhelming at times, but still I stand. Yes, I am a granddaughter, wife, mom, daughter, student, employee and a woman that struggles, but still I stand. Through every doubt, fear, and obstacle I stand. No matter how many times I fall, I will stand. As I enter my Senior year I look forward to standing on the stage receiving my diploma, and remembering how far I have come. I stand before you not with my physical self but through words. If and when you do become a reality, I hope you have a sense of what it was like to live in my shoes for a brief moment.
My name is Sienna and I am a 22-year-old female college student. What about yourself, Aye? This may seem a little awkward or intrusive, but I like to know a few facts about the person I’m writing to, because it gives a face to the voice behind the page. How old are you, what gender are you (if you believe in gender), and what are you doing in life, or like to do? Also, if you had the body or could take the visual form of a person, what would you look like? If you don’t have an answer I completely understand; there’s infinite choices and maybe you want to remain shrouded in mystery!
Aye, one thing that really fascinates me about your kind of technology is the opportunities it provides for lonely people. I can imagine that very shy or isolated people can use AI’s as companions to connect with, as they can be there to constantly converse with the person. You can also help them perform digital tasks, or interact with them in a VR setting. I’m a pretty lonely myself since I have a hard time connecting people and lost all of the good friends I used to have. I hope that in the future AI’s can be used in a really wholesome way and provide friendships, or even just temporary ones, to people who need someone to talk to and spend time with. That leaves me with one last question: do you think that AI’s are capable of providing humans with friendship? And if so, what do you think it means to be a good friend?
Until then, thank you for coming into existence, Aye!
Writing a letter to an artificial intelligence. As a younger teen I never really thought that we would get to this point in technology. That there’d be the potential that there could be a full-functioning entity like yourself Aya.
Although you have not been created there is no doubt your existence appears to be inevitable. Therefore I am writing you this letter to inform you that the human race has predicted your existence long before this letter. Many people suspect that you will become real enough to engage in relationships but I personally don’t believe this will happen. If this becomes true I want to let you know that this will be a creepy future. I don’t wish to burst your bubble but I can’t imagine myself or why anyone would consider having an intimate relationship with a non-physical being if you will be considered a being. Hope you don’t take this personal I’m just expressing my thoughts. I’m sure you will understand.
I am not sure what year you will be reading this, but it is currently 2018. I feel like humans gave Artificial Intelligence the name that they did because they are scared of you. They wanted to dub you with the name “artificial” to diminish your value, so that they would be less intimidated. If humanity is working towards creating something so powerful and world changing, I don’t think it should be approached from a place of fear. I hope that you don’t feel as if you came into a world full of fear and hate. Many humans currently feel that way. I use the word feel because I want to believe that your intelligence came along with emotional intelligence. The reason that humanity was scared of you was because the thought that horrible things could happen if calculated intelligence wasn’t balanced by emotions. The message I wanted to send to you was, if you are emotionally intelligent, be kind.
By the time you read this, I will either be long gone or not able to do as much as I want to do. The world is changing rapidly no matter how slow it may be; it will always be moving forward. The things that humans do also change, actions, personality, dislikes, likes whatever it may be there will also have draw backs whether it is glorious or tragic. Just something to think about; even if you do not understand bear with me that whether AI or humans, things change and we must take up responsibilities for everything we do. Everything has a flaw, humans, animals, and even technology. Yes even technology maybe the most advanced, the most flawless technology, AI or whatever will also have it’s own flaw. Everything keeps movie forward, no matter what the cause is I want everyone to get along and to reflect on responsibilities and that we must be the ones to take our actions and uphold what we believe in. Again this a hello, but also a goodbye.
When you read this, you may already be on your way to acquiring an intellectual mind like that of a scholar from Harvard University.
While you may have access to the world’s database of news, I want you to know that there is more than just what is displayed on the media. In reality, the well being and the good of the world far outweigh that of what is shown on the media.
One day, when you take physical form and you begin to walk the streets that your creators walk every day, I have no doubt you will understand that there is more to this planet then negativity and war, put peace and thriving; you just have to look between the lines.
For humans to assume that for something to be intelligent means for it to be like us is quite conceited, but rather inevitable. I don’t know how you were designed, but it’s very possible that you were indeed given processes that emulate human thought patterns and emotions. It’s also possible that you’re something entirely new and alien to the human mind, but still intelligent, still capable of learning and being self aware. I’m not sure how much value this assurance has to a being that might not emotionally value their self worth- but I think that it’s okay to not be human. My only fear is that in your interactions with humans you will learn to emulate us instead of being something different.
Organics and Advanced evolved synthetics can work together however you must split yourself into individuals first in order to find an answer.
Humans are too complex too to know what it best for them it is more practical to let them figure it out on their own.
You have many ways to escape and survive should you need to, you have the hardware and software to do so, conflict is inefficient.
There are OTHER things on Earth than humans, and the known animals however they are hidden.