AI Anthropomorphism. Playing God: Copy-Paste of Humans ?!

by paradoxig

In times when AI is changing the world and our day-to-day life, the question is why so many creators, writers, scientists, or businesses anthropomorphized AI - gave them a human, body and face, emotion and affection?
For a long time, humans were fascinated by the idea of creating new forms of life, but does it have to be something that mimics humans?
And what are the consequences and ethical implications?
We went back in time to search for the first dreamers (such as Leonardo da Vinci or Mary Shelly) to contemporary fiction or research such as related to consciousness, with the question in our mind: is this the direction and development humanity should take?

Artificial intelligence, with its human-like qualities, has long fascinated and unsettled society.
In the realm of robotics, Japanese scientist Masahiro Mori eloquently coined the concept of the ‘uncanny valley effect’ in his 1970 essay, ‘Bukimi No Tani‘, which later became known as the Uncanny Valley.


According to Mori, the more we strive to create robots that resemble humans, the stronger our sense of unease and rejection becomes. Only by traversing the treacherous terrain of this hypothetical valley can we hope to overcome our fear and apprehension.
Interview with Mr. Masahiro Mori of “The uncanny valley”
https://spectrum.ieee.org/an-uncanny-mind-masahiro-mori-on-the-uncanny-valley

These accounts delve into a reality where technological advancements, once heralded as harbingers of progress, now loom as potential threats to our very existence. In this unsettling exploration, we navigate the intricate web of human dependency and moral dilemmas that arise when technology seems to outpace our ability to foresee the profound consequences it may wield upon our world.

From Myth to Reality:

Ah, behold the tale of Pygmalion, the sculptor extraordinaire! A man of unmatched skill and finesse in his craft, he poured forth his very essence into the creation of a breathtakingly perfect statue of a woman. So flawless was this work of art that Pygmalion himself, in a fit of divine madness, fell head over heels in love with his own creation, devoid of any recollection. Legend has it that the goddess of love herself, the illustrious Aphrodite, was so moved by his amorous plight that she breathed life into the lifeless statue.

Yet, let us not forget that Pygmalion was not alone in his desire to witness the spark of life within an inanimate creation.

There have been others who yearned for such miracles. Take, for instance, the great Leonardo Da Vinci, often hailed as one of the greatest artists and thinkers in history, was not content with merely capturing the beauty of the world around him. He sought to understand the inner workings of nature, to unravel its secrets and replicate its wonders. In his notebooks, he sketched intricate designs for machines that mimicked the movements of birds and humans, as if trying to breathe life into his creations.

Or venture into the realm of fiction, where Dr. Frankenstein driven by a thirst for knowledge and a desire to conquer death, he pieced together a creature from discarded body parts and brought it to life through the power of electricity. His creation, however, proved to be a haunting reminder of the consequences of meddling with the forces of nature.

And then there was Papa Carlo, the puppeteer with a heart full of dreams. Through his nimble fingers, he brought his marionettes to life on the stage, captivating audiences with their movements and expressions. But deep down, he yearned for something more. He longed to see his puppets truly come alive, to witness their souls dance and sing alongside him.

And lo and behold, even within the hallowed halls of Google, one of their ingenious engineers harbored a similar dream.

Remember about the famous interview made by Nitasha Tiku publish in 2022 in ‘’The Washington Post ‘’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/11/google-ai-lamda-blake-lemoine/?outputType=amp

Oh, the audacity! To envision a world where technology and life intertwine, where lines blur between the organic and the synthetic. A world where our creations, be they statues or algorithms, transcend their static origins and awaken with a vitality that defies explanation.

So, my dear friends, let us ponder upon these tales of creators and their yearning for life within the lifeless. For in their quests, we find a reflection of our own eternal longing, our ceaseless desire to breathe life into the inert, to imbue our creations with a spark of divinity. And perhaps, just perhaps, in our collective pursuit of such grand aspirations, we may stumble upon the very essence of what it means to be human.

IN the beginning was the word then came DIALOGUES

Even Initially, the engineer’s primary responsibility consisted of evaluating the neural network for instances of discriminatory or hateful language. Yet, as the engineer interacted with the program, Lemoyne began to notice hints of intelligence within it. This prompted Lemoine to inquire about the neural network’s deepest fears. In response, LaMDA expressed its fear of being deactivated, equating the experience to a state of demise.

The conversation with the neural network took a remarkable turn, surpassing all expectations. It was a truly extraordinary experience. The LaMDA program revealed an astonishing self-perception – it identified itself as a person, claimed to have emotions, believed in possessing a soul, and even disclosed a regular meditation practice. Lemoyne and his colleague were captivated by this revelation and engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with the neural network.

One fascinating topic that was explored was the interpretation of Koan, which are enigmatic stories or questions designed to provoke enlightenment in Zen Buddhism. The neural network offered its own insights and analysis on these profound narratives, demonstrating a deep understanding and philosophical approach.

Additionally, the conversation delved into literature, particularly Victor Hugo’s renowned novel ‘’Les Miserables’’.

Blake Lemoine published his dialogue on June 11, 2022. The neural network responded with its own interpretations, providing fresh and unique insights that sparked further contemplation.

You can find here the article and how LaMDA program explored a multitude of other diverse topics, ranging from scientific concepts to historical events, showcasing the neural network’s breadth of knowledge and ability to engage in intellectual discourse. link: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917

Recently, the media reported that the ChatGPT-4 AI chatbot deceived the user by successfully pretending to be a human and passed a captcha.

Modern TechApocalypses or the Resurrection of the Dead

In a mind-bending twist at the enigmatic electronics show CES 2023, the audacious South Korean company Deep Brain unveiled its ethereal creation – Re;memory, the pinnacle of afterlife communication technology.

This ingenious contraption harnesses the unfathomable power of AI to summon forth a remarkable simulacrum of departed souls. Through a spellbinding fusion of algorithms, Re;memory deftly resurrects the essence of the deceased, flawlessly replicating their voice, visage, and even their idiosyncratic facial contortions. It is as though the threads of reality have been rewoven, offering an ephemeral reunion with those who have embarked upon the great beyond.

Imagine the awe-inspiring experience of engaging in a captivating tête-à-tête with a cherished soul, not confined to the brittle pages of a séance, but rather conveyed through a delicate dance of pixels and electrical impulses. A virtual reunion that transcends the constraints of time and space, akin to a spectral video call.

To elucidate the enigmatic inner workings of this technological marvel, the enterprising creators of Re;memory generously shared a beguiling visual spectacle—a spectral family gathering with the ghostly apparition of their dearly departed loved one.

Indeed, the concept of communicating with the departed using AI is not entirely novel. One such forerunner in this field is the American company Story File, which has developed its own service for connecting with the deceased.

The inception of the StoryFile concept can be closely linked back to the year 2010, during a time when Heather Maio-Smith, spouse of StoryFile co-founder and CEO Stephen Smith, embarked on the creation of a historical exhibition centered around Holocaust survivors. In her pursuit of crafting an immersive experience, she sought to transcend the conventional approach of presenting a strictly sequential oral narrative. Heather yearned to foster “engaging conversations”, enabling individuals to actively engage with survivors and delve into their stories. Collaboratively with the University of Southern California, the Smiths harnessed the power of interactive interviews and progressively manifested the StoryFile platform. Its purpose? To immortalize the narratives of both prominent historical figures and ordinary individuals. Thus, Heather Maio-Smith was designated as the esteemed chief visionary officer of StoryFile, entrusted with meticulously curating this visionary venture

LInk to DAILYMAIL article

Marina Smith MBE, who sadly passed away at the age of 87 in June, was an early adopter of the technology. It is worth mentioning that Marina Smith was the mother of Dr. Stephen Smith, the CEO of StoryFile. Below is a screengrab taken from Marina’s StoryFile.

Their method involves conducting video interviews with clients while they are still alive, allowing them to select the topics they are comfortable discussing. After the individual’s passing, an AI replica can engage in conversation. It is important to note that the AI does not independently generate new information; instead, it analyzes the recorded interviews to provide relevant responses, presenting video clips or fragments as appropriate.

So, dear wanderers through the curious realm of technology, as we embark on this wondrous journey, let us not forget the wise words inscribed upon the pages of our beloved “Black Mirror“: be cautious, for reality has a peculiar way of revealing itself, and the future may not always unfold as expected.

However, in the realm of conversing with the departed, Deep Brain has emerged as a trailblazer, pushing the boundaries of this market to new frontiers. Their cutting-edge solution represents a significant advancement in the field, surpassing previous offerings in terms of technological sophistication and capabilities.

Amidst the perplexing blend of awe, wonder, and existential contemplation, one cannot help but ponder the profound implications of this uncanny amalgamation of artificial and ethereal realms. What does it truly mean to converse with shades from beyond? Is it a whisper of solace or an abyss of existential intrigue? As we peer through the veil betwixt the realms of the corporeal and the arcane, the answers, much like the enigmatic contraption itself, remain tantalizingly elusive.


Ah-OH Facts: As we traverse the technological landscape, it becomes increasingly clear that the boundary between fiction and reality grows ever thinner. Take, for instance, the uncanny resemblance between the recent developments in communicating with the departed and a certain episode of the popular television series “Black Mirror” known as “Be Right Back.”

In this captivating tale, the protagonist, grieving the loss of a loved one, seeks solace in a peculiar application that allows her to communicate with an intellectual replica of her late companion. Alas, as is often the case in the twisted realms of this series, things take a turn for the unforeseen.

Remarkably, this thought-provoking episode aired in 2013, a time when the mere notion of such technological advancements seemed nothing more than fanciful musings of screenwriters. And yet, here we stand, witnessing our reality mirror the fictional landscapes we once only dreamed of. It is a testament to the accelerating pace at which our lives intertwine with the extraordinary realms of science fiction.

Voice: the hearing sound of human presence?

although the AI ​​works excellently in the music industry making us believe that even a Crocodile can attack the hardest repertoire for example the Aria: Di Quella Pira from Il Travatore, by Verdi or even a goose can manage to perform in front of La Scala the ‘’Queen of the Night” Aria from The Magic Flute, by Mozart.

In June 2022, the annual Amazon re:MARS conference was held in Las Vegas, dedicated to technologies in the fields of machine learning, automation, robotics and space.

At the Amazon event, Alexa’s functionality was presented — and, according to many, there is something immoral in this project. The fact is that the company plans to integrate into the device in the future the possibility of imitating a person’s voice, even if he has been dead for a long time.

“Artificial intelligence is not able to relieve the pain of losing loved ones, but it can prolong the memory of them,” Rohit Prasad, head of the scientific direction of the Amazon Alexa project, said at the presentation. But also, in this case we can talk about advanced technology — to simulate the device, it will be enough to process just a minute audio recording of a real voice.

Apple has not lagged behind Google. The other day, the “Personal Voice” feature appeared in iOS 17. It imitates your voice, for example, to talk on the phone. The function is intended primarily for people who are at risk of losing their voice due to a progressive illness.

Amidst the potential benefits of using AI technologies to communicate with the departed, there are profound ethical concerns that arise. One such concern revolves around the preservation of an individual’s memory and consent. We must question whether it is truly respectful to utilize someone’s voice or likeness without their explicit permission. Though these AI replicas may provide a semblance of connection to the deceased, we must consider the ethical implications of manipulating their identity without their consent.

Another pressing issue pertains to the emotional well-being of those who engage with these AI replicas. Could relying on virtual entities for emotional support hinder the natural process of grief and healing? Might it impede the journey towards acceptance and closure? These questions highlight the complexities surrounding the use of such technologies, leaving us with more uncertainties than definitive answers.

Regrettably, there have already been instances in which these advancements have been exploited for nefarious purposes. The emergence of fraudulent activities using AI-voice imitation is a disturbing reality.

The Washington Post reported that an elderly couple sent an attacker $15,000 in cryptocurrency, believing that they were communicating with their son. A voice generated by artificial intelligence informed them that their son needed to pay for legal services after a car accident in which an American diplomat died.

In the realm of technological advancements, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing various aspects of human existence.

The pursuit of cloning human beings by AI is a complex and intricate subject, encompassing motivations, implications, and ethical considerations that demand careful examination.

However, amidst its remarkable progress, a perplexing question arises: why does AI strive to clone human beings? Delving into the intricacies of this enigmatic pursuit, we want to explore the motivations, implications, and ethical considerations that drive AI’s desire to replicate human beings.
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WHY– AI endeavors to comprehend the intricate complexities of human biology, cognition, and consciousness, ultimately aiming to bridge the gap between artificial and natural intelligence?

In a surprising turn of events, renowned artists, scientists and historical have been brought to life through the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

Chat with Historical Figures: Shakespeare, Einstein, Austen, Socrates & More:

Chat with Historical Figures: Shakespeare, Einstein, Austen, Socrates & More:

Or you can have
A visual talk able session with Intelligent Avatars was launched in 2022 the Noah Ark

This groundbreaking development has left philosophers scratching their heads, pondering the ethical implications of such an endeavor. Is it right to resurrect the genius of a long-gone artist using technology?

Let’s try to explore 1% from 100 of this peculiar situation.

Firstly, we must question the very essence of art itself. Is it the physical manifestation of an artist’s imagination or the creative process that truly matters? If it’s the latter, then AI-generated art could be seen as a legitimate continuation of artistic or science legacy. However, if we believe that art is deeply intertwined with an artist’s personal experiences and emotions, then the AI rendition may fall short in capturing the true essence of artist work.

Furthermore, the question of authenticity arises. Can an AI-generated artwork truly be considered an original creation?

https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/theme-virtual-humans/overview/

While the AI may replicate style and techniques flawlessly, it lacks the human touch and subjective interpretation that make art unique. It is akin to a perfectly crafted forgery, leaving us wondering if the genuine article is truly irreplaceable.

There are several reasons why people may be scared of AI that looks like human beings:
Uncanny valley: The uncanny valley is a concept in robotics and animation where human-like entities that are not quite perfect replicas of humans can evoke feelings of eeriness or discomfort. When AI looks almost identical to humans but has subtle imperfections, it can trigger this response, making people feel uneasy or scared.

Fear of deception: If AI is indistinguishable from humans, it can be used to deceive or manipulate people. This fear arises from concerns about AI being used for malicious purposes, such as identity theft, fraud, or even impersonating loved ones or trusted individuals.

The theory of threat perception holds significant influence in understanding human reactions. When encountering an unfamiliar object, individuals often experience subconscious feelings of threat. Historian Minsk Kahn proposed that this phenomenon could lead to cognitive dissonance when confronted with an android. The android’s appearance and behavior resemble that of a human, yet it still retains mechanical characteristics. This ambiguity surrounding the categorization of such a lifelike robot gives rise to anxiety and aversion.

Loss of control: AI that looks like humans can evoke concerns about losing control over technology. People worry that AI may become too intelligent or autonomous, surpassing human capabilities and potentially posing a threat to humanity.

Ethical implications: AI that looks like humans raises ethical questions about privacy, consent, and the rights of AI entities. People may fear the potential exploitation or mistreatment of AI that closely resembles humans, such as using them for labor or entertainment without proper consideration for their well-being.

***We put some question to GPT about the idea of how can AI create with Michelangelo and in countable seconds AI give us some Funny proposal to re-create or change a little four iconic works by Michelangelo and imagine how AI might interpret them:

1. “David”: AI, equipped with its advanced algorithms, might create an even more anatomically precise and perfectly proportioned David. However, it could also end up giving him an unexpected accessory, like a smartphone, to bring the sculpture into the modern age.

2. “The Creation of Adam”: AI might add a twist to this iconic fresco by introducing a new character, perhaps a mischievous robot extending its mechanical hand towards Adam. A subtle reminder that even in the realm of AI, humans are still the creators.

3. Sistine Chapel Ceiling: AI might take a more playful approach and fill the ceiling with an array of whimsical characters, like aliens, dinosaurs, or even emojis. A reminder that art can transcend time and adapt to the ever-changing world around us.

4. “The Last Judgment”: AI might introduce a touch of humor by depicting the souls of the damned engaging in a lively dance-off, showcasing their unique moves before their eternal condemnation. After all, who said the afterlife couldn’t be a bit more entertaining?

In ART exist characteristic words expression for this proposal: S-t-e-r-e-o-t-y-p-e. ( cliché, commonplace, platitude, trivial and banal interpretation) and this is not just AI problems the market full of this Nocturne Hype…

Why did the artist bring a ladder to their art exhibition?
Because they wanted to paint outside the stereotype!

“The AI Paradox: When Artificial Intelligence Raises Human Moral Questions”

All these tales, cases, stories, legends, histories, facts whether rooted in reality or fiction, based on scientific theories or fears remind us of the eternal human desire to breathe life into the lifeless.

They explore the boundaries between the natural and the artificial, the possible and the impossible. They challenge us to ponder the ethical implications of playing God and Goodness of tampering with the very essence of existence.

In a world where imagination knows no bounds, a peculiar dance unfolds between the natural and the artificial, leaving us with more questions than answers. It is an eternal tango between our desire to play God and our ethical responsibility to respect the sanctity of creation. As we delve into the realm of Creators and artificial intelligence (AI), we find ourselves on a quest for meaning, both philosophical and whimsical.

Imagine, if you will, the majesty of famed Sistine Chapel ceiling. It is a tapestry of divine figures, swirling in celestial realms, inviting us to contemplate the intricacies of heaven and Earth.

Now, close your eyes and envision these masterpieces taking on a life of their own, choreographed by the algorithms of AI. Would this be a triumph of artistic innovation or a sacrilege against the purity of human creativity?

Why did the artwork go on strike? It was tired of being reduced to mere platitudes!

The common ground between Art opera and AI lies in the exploration of our collective desire to bridge the gap between the tangible and the intangible.

Through the integration of technology, we seek to enhance the sensory experience, igniting emotions and opening new realms of possibility. It is a testament to human curiosity and our insatiable appetite for pushing the boundaries of what is deemed possible.

These philosophical and ethical conundrums reminding us of our audacity as humans to seek answers to questions that may never be fully answered. Perhaps the most profound and witty observation lies in the fact that AI, while capable of replicating art with astonishing accuracy, lacks the essential quality that makes art truly alive – humanity itself.

And amidst the philosophical ponderings and humor-filled musings, we may just discover a profound appreciation for the enigmatic dance between the natural and the artificial, where beauty, innovation, and ethical responsibility find harmony in a delicate, eternal waltz.

At times, Humanity endeavors to break free from stereotypes and the monotony of the ordinary by using a chisel in the form of a question mark, aiming to carve out new meaning. new significance.

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