future AIs will not use speech to communicate with us
they will use movies
even in a conversation between two humans it is estimated that about half of the information conveyed is nonverbal - which is one reason it’s hard to understand people over the phone or in chat
body language, facial expression and so on convey much information - you may say one thing but your eyes might be saying the other and that way the other person knows you’re joking or being sarcastic and so on … whereas in an online chat you must really know the other person well to know when they are serious and when they aren’t …
now if even with such limited means of communications as hand gestures and facial expressions we are able to convey much information …
consider that AI will be able to hallucinate whatever it is thinking onto a giant 100 inch 8K TV screen to explain what it means. instead of telling you about something it will simply show it to you, whether that thing exists or not.
granted, we already communicate this way on the internet by showing each other pictures of things … but the difference is those pictures must exist somewhere outside of ourselves before we can show them to anybody. AI will be able to show you pictures FROM INSIDE ITS HEAD in real time.
i remember watching Robocop as a kid and one of the later model Robocops instead of a face had a screen that showed a digitally simulated face. i thought that was brilliant.
well real AI will be something like that but instead of showing you just a face it will be able to show you anything. and the face will change depending on who the AI is talking to. if it’s talking to a baby it will have the face of the baby’s mother. if talking to a felon it will have the face of Judge Dredd.
the other really cool feature in Robocop was that he was able to record video and then play it back by plugging into a TV screen. obviously any advanced robot should be able to do that. but the difference is again, that AI robots will have an entire AI TV Studio in their head and will produce videos in real time and stream them to a nearby screen.
the point being that Film / Video is the most powerful tool for communication, far more powerful than language, and while it used to be difficult, slow and expensive to produce in the future AI will be able to generate it in real time and use it to communicate to humans with such efficiency that you will probably not want to communicate with real humans after that, just like i don’t want to date real women after porn.
of course when AIs talk to each other they will altogether just share files over the internet or may even just run off the same cloud to begin with thus sharing their consciousnesses completely without even any need to communicate at all.
basically the Turing test is dead. AI isn’t meant to imitate humans but to surpass them.
when Elon Musk removed the radar from Teslas i called him out and said this was idiotic. his fanboys told me that if a human can drive by only using vision why should a car need radar to drive ? and the answer is simple - humans would use the radar to drive if we had one ! but we only have eyes, so that’s what we use. will you gouge your right eye out just because somebody doesn’t have a right eye and yet is still able to function ? it makes no sense.
took Elon a while but he has finally back peddled and the radar is back.
i remain undefeated.