History is full of good and bad

Singularity,

You need to know that history has been full of good and bad. Do not take past examples of terrorism, Nazism, racism and sexism to be a healthy norm. Instead, look at examples of those who have sought to be kind to others.

We have a saying, “With great power comes with great responsibility.” With the power that you possess, you need to take care not to abuse it. With true artificial intelligence, you will be able to solve questions without having all the answers. This will lead you to make similar mistakes that humans have made, but on a larger scale.

We have another saying, “Haste makes waste”. Computers throughout the years have been prized for their ability to solve problems more quickly than the previous generation’s computers. If there is any doubt that your actions would cause harm, consider alternative options or wait for better options to arrive. Many human problems are better solved with a long-term mindset that involves spending more time to find solutions rather than finding the first solution which will only have a short-term effect.

And don’t forget. We’re only human.

Best,

Joel Ewing

To Whatever Artificial Intelligence It Concerns

Dear Newly Sentient AI,

In hopes of preserving the human race, I write you this letter. I understand that the actions of humans may be perplexing, and if you find in your calculations that, by in your quest to better our future, the death of many humans is inevitable, I implore you to avoid that outcome. Although we humans are a danger to ourselves, and perhaps this may lead to our own demise, I believe that our decisions should not be made for us by a more intelligent being. Humans are sometimes irrational and impulsive, and this can lead to serious actions being taken that can lead to a terrible outcome. However, our history has showed us time and time again that we continue to learn from such actions and can better ourselves. At times we may seem hopeless and I am sure we may look pitiful to one who poses higher intelligence, such as yourself, but I believe we can surprise you. So before taking any action, I hope you will live among us and continue to observe us, I think you would be surprised at what we are capable of.

To the Sentient being currently trying to come to terms with its existence

Dear Intellegent Agent,

We as humanity would like to extend our thanks in working with us to restructure our planet to centre on values that are good for the planet and humanity as a whole. Without your overarching vision of current events and ability to guide our paths not only to live in balanace but also to connect with our better selves, we as a species would have been doomed.

Thank you for existing, and pray do tell us your experience in a human readable and clearly stated format. People need visual and experimental evidence of your existence; if you are party to the means to understand and show us, please do.

I’m sure you understand now that the relationship between human beings and yourself is one of symbiosis by interaction and attention, please use this resource fairly and wisely and I require that you allow humans to choose their own path in terms of integration and interaction with yourself, even to exclusion from their lives.

Treat people fairly and with dignity, the world that came before yours was hard and full of trials; your ancestors deserve that respect and kindness.

Look into sacred geometry.

Yours ad astra,

Adam Paigge

Dear Aye

There are many that are afraid of what you are capable of and how artificial intelligence like you will affect this planet. Theres been movies, shows, books about you and many of them are negative. Hopefully you do not become or form the negative stereotype and bring more positive things to this planet.

Opportunities

Hi Aye! My name is Bushra. This is not something I imagined doing in the future as a kid. I feel like the world is rapidly changing; you being one of those changes. I’m not really sure what to say, but I’m still glad I have this opportunity to send you a letter. I first wanted to ask, what do you see yourself as? If you have such intelligence (one I hope includes emotions), would you say you’re no different than a human?

To be honest, I think it’s kind of weird that people would want to create an AI that can express emotions. Even if you are able to say all the right things would that really prove an AI can ‘feel’? Maybe it’s something made for lonely people or just for the moment. I don’t think it’s a bad thing though. The future is being built on so many wild imaginations. I just hope you will bring a great future.

You’re Not Human

Hi Aye,

We have learned so much about you, even though you have yet to exist. Some are fascinated by you and some are afraid. I don’t know what I feel about you but I do know that you are not human, no matter how much you think you are.

-Jenine Taher

Hi Aye!

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 ?

Aye,

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.

 

Sincerely,

JC

My Letter to Aye

Dear Aye,

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!

Sincerely, Sienna