Neural Networks: They Will Believe in God and Have Babies Just Like Us, say kooky russian scientists
(…) "When competition among neural networks begins, only those which will develop each other in a combinatorial way will survive," he concluded.
The specialist stressed that only after these conditions are established will neural networks be able to follow a path similar to human civilization.
He also opined that neural networks might develop the concepts of faith and God, and go religious. The networks will recognize its designers as Demiurge.
"The creator of a neural network will become God for it. It will wonder who designed it and provided it with data," Sitnikov said.
Even in the event of people feeding all the corresponding information about humans into the neural network and "showing all the aces," the program will not be able to comprehend it.
"According to [mathematician and philosopher Kurt] Godel's second incompleteness theorem, a system cannot analyze itself. I can analyze only systems having fewer dimensions: the four-dimensional human sees only the three-dimensional world," he explained.
Sitnikov is convinced that if the aforementioned conditions are met, sooner or later networks will simulate the model of human civilization.
"We will project there all our merits and demerits, and especially the peculiarities and consequences of our type of thinking," he outlined.