Robots Rule?

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A mayoral candidate in Japan says that he, if elected, will work to replace politicians with robots (

Says the Tama New Town politician who has not as yet volunteered to replace himself with a robot, “Let artificial intelligence determine policies by gathering city data and we can create clearly defined policies.”

Uh… Will they be good policies? As in just, workable, efficient, decent? Well, all right–are we getting good policies now, with the human beings still in charge? How much worse can robots do?

But I don’t think you have to be unusually prescient to have an instinctive aversion to this whole idea.

Why does anyone believe that flawed, sinful, not really all that intelligent human beings can create robots that will be flawless, morally perfect, and incredibly smart? It would be like God creating another god greater than Himself. Why do we think we can make machines that are better than ourselves?

I suspect because we’re idiots.

8 comments on “Robots Rule?

  1. Reminds me of what happens when the needle gets stuck in a scratch on an old record. Unless an actual person is there to intervene, the durned thing will stay stuck – in this case, on stupid!

  2. I don’t know about robots, but considering the quality of the politicians we have now, cats and dogs might be an improvement.

  3. There’s been speculation that the image of the beast could be technological. I could see that as being a possibility with AI. Technology can be useful and beneficial, but it could also be abused and misused in ways that is not beneficial to humanity. I don’t think its beneficial to replace humans with machines to the point that where humans become obsolete. God told us to take dominion of this world, not to turn it over to AI. There seems to be a form of worship when it comes to technology, that mankind believes it will solve all our problems. This is what the technocrats believe and is driving the push for this stuff. Once again mankind is placing its trust in everything but God, and it will come back to bite them.

  4. “It would be like God creating another god greater than Himself” – exactly. It is never going to happen. Use technology but don’t let technology use you.

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