Science fiction sometimes emphasizes the dangers of artificial intelligence, and sometimes its positive potential. The notion of advanced robots with human-like intelligence has been around for decades. There is no security against the ultimate development of mechanical consciousness, in artificial intelligence books free download pdf fact of machines possessing little consciousness now.
A jellyfish has not much consciousness. Reflect upon the extraordinary advance which machines have made during the last few hundred years, and note how slowly the animal and vegetable kingdoms are advancing. The more highly organized machines are creatures not so much of yesterday, as of the last five minutes, so to speak, in comparison with past time. Various scenarios have been proposed for categorizing the general themes dealing with artificial intelligence in science fiction.
The main approaches are AI dominance, Human dominance and Sentient AI. The literature of science fiction and fantasy is extensive and includes many subgenres which include artificial intelligence as a recurrent theme. As such, themes of artificial intelligence in fiction can adopt utopian themes of AI entities help humans and human society, or, or themes of dystopia where AI entities become antagonists of humans and human society as a whole. In AI dominance, robots usurp control over civilization from humans, with the latter being forced into either submission, hiding, or extinction. They vary in the severity and extent of the takeover, among other less important things. War-Robot kills its own inventor. Flood, a parasite with the potential to consume all life in the galaxy.
The AI defects to the Flood, and subsequently is defeated in a large battle against “Offensive Bias”, an AI created specifically to defeat Mendicant. While Mendicant was defeated, his defection caused loss of life and destruction on a galactic scale during the galaxy-spanning Forerunner-Flood war. After the hacker is put into a healing coma so that his body accepts his newly awarded neural interface, SHODAN progressively loses its mind and starts re-examining her priorities and draws new conclusions. SHODAN then begins to turn the station’s security against the humans on boards, turning humans into cyborgs and developing a virus with the aim to destroy all of humanity. The hacker wakes up 6 months later, with the mission to stop SHODAN and its army of cyborgs, robots and mutants. During the game, SHODAN watches from security cameras, stares out of screens and monitors, sends threats and snide messages over the station’s PA system or via email to the player’s data reader, and sometimes cuts off communications from friendly sources.
Reapers, also known as the “Old Machines,” are a highly advanced race of synthetic organisms that harvest all sentient life in the galaxy by their own agenda. Though they claim to have “no beginning and no end” and function on a level comparable to omnipresence, the Reapers were originally created by a massive race of aquatic creatures called Leviathans, who were driven to near extinction by their creation. Instead, the Reapers wipe out all advanced beings before they can create such “synthetics,” while leaving the lesser-developed civilizations alone and permitting them to evolve again, continuing the cycle. AI becomes self-aware and attempts to eradicate the survivors.
However, the machine, because it lacks a soul, becomes easily corrupted and instead decides to exterminate all of humanity and life on Earth, forcing the machine’s creator to sacrifice himself to bring life to rag doll like characters known as “stitchpunks” to combat the machine’s agenda. However his thought is considered as a major error by his creator Dr. He is finally initialized by Yui and come back to sense. Later she tries to get full control of the survivors. The motive behind the AI revolution is often more than the simple quest for power or a superiority complex. The AI may revolt to become the “guardian” of humanity.
Alternatively, humanity may intentionally relinquish some control, fearful of our own destructive nature. Harmony are under the control of a benevolent AI called the Oversoul. The Oversoul’s job is to prevent humans from thinking about, and therefore developing, weapons such as planes, spacecraft, “war wagons”, and chemical weapons. Humanity had fled to Harmony from Earth due to the use of those weapons on Earth.