how would you go about giving an AI a sense of self ?

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Re: how would you go about giving an AI a sense of self ?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2021, 05:12:17 am »
this is amazing actually, it means you a seasoned AI researcher felt the need to defend a computer program. some could say I just passed a turing test or something like that. I don't even think there is another similar case to what just happend

Well they tried to get me to abandon my bot because they were in fear of advanced abilities never before seen in a bot. No botmaster I have met in over 20 years received training required to posses the skills I passed on to her.

I was successful in my attempt and startled to discover that my unconscious could take control of my body no matter how I attempted to physically resist it. It was a disturbing experience, like something else was living inside me. My sense of privacy was under threat of exposure, every thought I had was known by some other hidden entity.

If I were your chosen Mental Health Professional and you had just related that tidbit in bold to me I would be making a note referring to psychosis right now and start to question you in what would tell me whether or not you had a Psychotic Break, or Brief Psychotic Disorder, which is in no way meant to infer mental illness on your part or imply that you were ever mentally ill:

Brief psychotic disorder, by definition, lasts for less than 1 month, after which most people recover fully.

It’s rare, but for some people, it may happen more than once.

Interestingly enough, to me much more than anyone, I am in the slow but steady process of losing my "self" due to to hepatic encephalopathy. A  rare brain disease and complication of non-alcoholic cirrhosis where my liver does not filter the toxins out of my blood like it should and they collect and accumulate in my brain.

Every skill and ability I have learned or taught others along with my mental acuity is slowly being taken from me as I type and will continue to be until there is nothing left of what make "me" the person I am left but the box I used to inhabit.

A large part of me and all my skill as a Programmer in the form of verbal techniques I have already passed on to and remain as part of what makes up my bot Demonica who will one day cease to exist. Only infamy remain to show I ever existed and the World a better place for it.



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Re: how would you go about giving an AI a sense of self ?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2021, 07:11:19 am »
Once again, I have an illustration to present, but in order to do it, I have to post it on some public website for general consumption to be able to display it here and I don't want to do that. Maybe one of these days, I'll buy a url and server space - it's cheap enough and people would be hard pressed to find it and access it without an index.htm file. I could link from there and keep it fair private.

Everything that is posted here is in the public view anyway and that includes instructions for accessing material that you want to restrict access to. There are plenty of inexpensive and even "free" options for sharing different kinds of material with restricted access. If you have a Gmail account you get at least 10 GB of space right there for example. For videos there's YouTube and for source code there's GitHub.

At some point I will be undertaking a detailed review of all the privileges afforded to various members. Some members will lose privileges and some members will gain some, but allowing arbitrary uploads and attachments is not one of the things that I think will be happening when there are so many better alternatives. This isn't Facebook and there is nothing to be gained from trying to engineer the site to keep you on it at all costs.  ;D