“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”
Arthur C. Clarke.
Pioneers of scientific thinking & fiction have foreseen the rise of artificial intelligence or AI.
Since their time countless resources, human and not, have been dedicated to the relevant research.
And apart from the pro / against debates, efforts exist of more informative nature, raising the questions of the ethos of the matter, such as the Open Letter on Artificial Intelligence signed from numerous experts in January 2015.
Existential risk from artificial general intelligence ; whether it stems from Hollywood blockbusters or from the AI textbook these words sum our fear.
But are the only options for the future black or white?
” Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine. “
Maybe there is a third way, that uses the benefits of unity over the unit.
Ancient Hellenes called it σύνθεσις , synthesis : the combining of diverse elements into a coherent whole.
Hence, O.A.S.I : Organic & Artificial Synthesis of Intelligence.
40 x 30 cm.
And for those who doubt the plausibility of that option, the following two scans of O.A.S.I ,(using technology kindly offered by a dear friend), reveal the synthetic, underlying patterns!