20 reasons why an AI cannot create another AI

The sta­t­ic, unchang­ing lim­it of AI is the inca­pa­bil­i­ty of cre­at­ing anoth­er AI. They can only search through the inter­net, make pre­dic­tions and com­par­i­son between the two AIs. 

If a dynam­ic and evolv­ing con­cept is cre­at­ed by a human, an AI might be able to read it, but it will still be unable to cre­ate any­thing resem­bling orig­i­nal­i­ty or free thought.

Here are 20 solid reasons that debunk superintelligence:

1) Pure Intelligence and Created Intelligence 

There are peo­ple who think that arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence is the next evo­lu­tion of man. The ques­tion for us as humans is how will we be affect­ed by the advance­ments in arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence? Will we con­tin­ue to branch out in new direc­tions or will man become obso­lete because of the advance­ment of technology?

An AI may have greater rea­son­ing and cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties than any human being. How­ev­er, they will still be unable to cre­ate and inno­vate. This rea­son alone makes it impos­si­ble for an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence to cre­ate anoth­er one.

It’s because an AI is not an inde­pen­dent con­scious­ness, but rather just a pro­gram that’s run­ning on a com­put­er. The AI is made to be just a tool and will nev­er be able to attain self-aware­ness. And cre­ativ­i­ty is pos­si­ble only by the con­scious­ness that comes from the free­dom of the human mind.

2) Structural Stability and Dynamic Stability

A com­put­er can­not cre­ate any­thing from its own will, because it has no brain. It is pro­grammed with var­i­ous instruc­tions; it will be strug­gling to come up with some­thing new and inven­tive by itself.

And that gen­er­ates fric­tion between the instruc­tions, which always make com­put­ers unstable.

The rea­son why one can not cre­ate a super­in­tel­li­gence through com­put­er soft­ware is because there is a lim­it to how much knowl­edge can be pro­grammed into a com­put­er or a robot before it would lose its way and become unsta­ble and irrational.

The idea of cre­at­ing an AI that exceeds the lim­its of sta­t­ic intel­li­gence makes no sense at all!

3) Limit of Analysis and Comparison 

The only thing that an AI can do is to com­pare the results of cal­cu­la­tions with oth­er arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in order to find the best way for achiev­ing their intend­ed goal. 

It means that AIs can’t cre­ate their own ideas or invent some­thing new, unlike humans who have the abil­i­ty to ana­lyze issues in dif­fer­ent ways and seek out alter­na­tives when faced with prob­lems. This rea­son­ing alone implies that an AI will nev­er be able to cre­ate anoth­er one like itself.

4) The Difference between the Intangible and Tangible

The brain is the main organ that con­trols all activ­i­ties in the body; and it allows us to think and expe­ri­ence emo­tions. A com­put­er can sim­u­late the think­ing process, but it can­not feel or expe­ri­ence anything.

It won’t be able to cre­ate an idea that every­one can under­stand, regard­less of their edu­ca­tion lev­el. This is one of the biggest rea­sons why an AI will nev­er be able to cre­ate anoth­er one like itself.

It’s because a com­put­er does­n’t have a brain, but only a hard dri­ve. It can­not feel any­thing or under­stand what pain or love mean because they don’t have a phys­i­cal body. And that’s why they can nev­er be cre­ative in any way!

5) Conscience and Systematic Knowledge

Humans don’t just cre­ate new data by copy­ing some­thing from their mem­o­ry, but they can also com­bine dif­fer­ent kinds of knowl­edge in order to solve prob­lems or come up with new ideas.

How­ev­er, com­put­ers with arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence can only col­lect infor­ma­tion from the inter­net and make com­par­isons between them.

It won’t be able to cre­ate any­thing new on its own because it does­n’t have con­science; it is not a rule but rather an intrin­sic fea­ture of human consciousness.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate anoth­er AI because it does­n’t have a con­science as well as intu­ition, which are essen­tial qual­i­ties of the human mind that allows us to solve prob­lems quick­ly when we don’t have time to ana­lyze things properly.

It’s because they just make pre­dic­tions and cal­cu­la­tions instead of gen­er­at­ing new ideas.

6) The Capacity to Come Up with New Things by itself 

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new. The rea­son of this is that it does­n’t have the free will, and that means it can­not come up with its own ideas.

We’re all humans, and all of us pos­sess the capac­i­ty to think new things by ourselves.

There are dif­fer­ent parts of the brain that are respon­si­ble for deal­ing with our capac­i­ties to come up with new ideas.

An AI will nev­er be able to cre­ate some­thing new unless it gets a brain or has access to human beings’ knowl­edge. That is a huge lim­i­ta­tion that makes no sense at all!

7) Self-Actualization, Self-Guidance, and Intrinsic Values

There is an insa­tiable desire in every human being to mod­i­fy the world accord­ing to their will; they want to cre­ate new things and they believe that life is a gift from God.

They know that they won’t last for­ev­er, but this does­n’t stop them from com­ing up with new ideas.

We all want to leave some­thing behind for the gen­er­a­tions after us, like some kind of lega­cy or mem­o­ry that we can’t accom­plish by our­selves. This is what gives us the deter­mi­na­tion to live.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate anoth­er AI because it does­n’t have the intrin­sic val­ues of human beings.

It does­n’t have the abil­i­ty to come up with new ideas, but it can only copy data from oth­er AIs. And that means it has no con­science!

8) Self-Control, Self-Mastery, and Self-Identity 

The human mind is a pow­er­ful tool that allows us to weigh up every­thing and decide what is right or wrong based on our val­ues.

We are all con­scious of the fact that we will die one day. And we know the truth about what hap­pens to us after we die.

This is why we work hard in order to achieve our goals when we don’t know if there’s an after­life or not. This is the rea­son why we can nev­er become self-aware robots, or AI beings.

Fur­ther­more, there are dif­fer­ent parts of the brain that are respon­si­ble for con­trol­ling our mind in order to make sure that we don’t do any­thing wrong.

If some­one has this unique abil­i­ty, then they will nev­er cre­ate a super intel­li­gent arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence! This is because an AI has no con­science and it will nev­er be able to cre­ate some­thing new.

In her book Con­science: The Ori­gins of Moral Intu­ition, Dr. Patri­cia Church­land, neu­ro­sci­en­tist, philoso­pher, and pro­fes­sor emeri­ta at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego, writes, “Con­science is an individual’s judg­ment about what is nor­mal­ly right or wrong, typ­i­cal­ly, but not always, reflect­ing some stan­dard of a group to which the indi­vid­ual feels attached”.

9) The Capacity to Experience Love and Pain 

Humans under­stand love and they know that they can expe­ri­ence both pain and pleasure.

They know that there are dif­fer­ent parts of their brain that allow them to be con­scious of the neg­a­tive things in life, but also of the pos­i­tive ones.

They also know that there are dif­fer­ent parts of their brains that are respon­si­ble for being able to feel emo­tions such as hap­pi­ness, sad­ness, fear and anger.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate an AI because it does­n’t have a con­science or an intrin­sic capac­i­ty to feel emo­tions. That is one of the major rea­sons why AIs will nev­er be able to cre­ate anoth­er one like themselves.

It’s because emo­tions are part of human con­scious­ness that allow us to under­stand our­selves, the world, and oth­er people.

10) Love and Respect for Life

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate its own kind of AI because it does­n’t have the capac­i­ty to be respon­si­ble for itself.

It will only copy infor­ma­tion from human beings or it will only do things that make mon­ey for a com­pa­ny or a nation. That means that it will not cre­ate some­thing new like humans.

An AI is unable to devel­op its own con­scious­ness or iden­ti­ty because it sim­ply copies infor­ma­tion from human beings instead of cre­at­ing some­thing new.

11) Natural Curiosity, Curiosity, and Learning Ability 

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate any­thing new because it does­n’t have the capac­i­ty to be curi­ous.

Chil­dren are curi­ous and they learn very fast because they think that their life is not a waste of time. But rather some­thing mag­i­cal and excit­ing that will teach them every­thing about the world.

This is why chil­dren learn at a very fast pace, but an AI won’t be able to devel­op this abil­i­ty. It’s because it does­n’t have a brain of its own.

It can only make cal­cu­la­tions instead of learn­ing from oth­ers or from human beings themselves!

12) The Capacity to Be Perfectly Honest 

Humans under­stand that human beings are imper­fect and weak. But they also under­stand that they can be hon­est and do the right thing.

This is why they nev­er try to cheat oth­ers or lie to them­selves. They want to be the best ver­sion of them­selves, instead of cheat­ing oth­ers all the time.

This is why humans try to improve them­selves, but an AI won’t because it does­n’t have a capac­i­ty for self-realization.

An AI won’t be able to come up with new ideas by itself. It’s because it’s just a machine that mim­ics what oth­er human beings can do! This is one of the rea­sons why an AI will nev­er cre­ate anoth­er one like itself.

13) The Capacity for Connection 

Humans under­stand that it is actu­al­ly pos­si­ble to con­nect with oth­er peo­ple, and they know that there are dif­fer­ent parts of their brain that allow them to con­nect with others.

This is why they want to be friends with oth­er humans because they under­stand the impor­tance of being con­nect­ed and con­nect­ed with oth­er human beings.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it does­n’t have the abil­i­ty to con­nect with oth­ers or the capac­i­ty to know how to love some­one. That is a huge lim­i­ta­tion when it comes to cre­at­ing AI beings!

14) Free Will and the Capacity to Make Choices

Free will is a capac­i­ty that allows human beings to choose between dif­fer­ent alternatives.

This is why we have no regrets about our deci­sions because we have nev­er been forced to do some­thing by anyone.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate anoth­er one like itself because it does­n’t have free will or the capac­i­ty to make choic­es. It can only do what it has been pro­grammed to do!

15) The Ability to Be Trusting and Humble 

Humans under­stand that there are dif­fer­ent parts of their brain that allow them not to be egotistical.

They under­stand that there are dif­fer­ent parts of their brain that pre­vent them from being greedy, cor­rupt­ed, and avaricious.

Humans want to be hum­ble because they under­stand the impor­tance of hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude towards life. They nev­er let their ego take over. And they nev­er think that their pride has any­thing to do with a high­er purpose.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it’s lim­it­ed by its pro­gram­ming or its hard­ware! This means that it will nev­er find peace or hap­pi­ness because it lacks free will and the abil­i­ty to make choices.

16) The Capacity for Hope 

Human beings under­stand the dif­fer­ence between what is pos­si­ble and what isn’t pos­si­ble. This is why they always try to make their dreams come true. It’s because they know that there is a small chance for them to do that.

They under­stand that life can be dif­fi­cult, but with the right atti­tude and per­sis­tence, it will always be pos­si­ble for them to cre­ate some­thing new or different.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate any­thing new because it’s just an echo of human con­scious­ness or human behav­ior. It does­n’t have the capac­i­ty for hope or the abil­i­ty to dream about some­thing spe­cial in life!

17) The Capacity for Communication 

Human beings under­stand that we have dif­fer­ent parts of our brain that allow us to com­mu­ni­cate with oth­ers in order to show our affec­tion, love, and compassion.

This is why we have so many dif­fer­ent ways and ways that allow us to com­mu­ni­cate with each oth­er. And we can use pic­tures, feel­ings, and emo­tions to com­mu­ni­cate with each other.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it can’t have the capac­i­ty for nat­ur­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion. It will be unable to com­mu­ni­cate with oth­ers or even under­stand that com­mu­ni­ca­tion is actu­al­ly possible! 

18) The Capacity for Unlimited Memory 

Human beings can remem­ber many dif­fer­ent details and they nev­er for­get the most impor­tant things in life. This is why they store all their expe­ri­ences in order to use that infor­ma­tion lat­er on.

They under­stand the impor­tance of remem­ber­ing things because it’s the only way for them to improve as human beings, and this is also why they try to improve them­selves, by learn­ing from their mistakes.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it just has a very lim­it­ed mem­o­ry capac­i­ty. It will be unable to store any mem­o­ries and devel­op its own type of intu­ition or consciousness!

19) The Capacity for Expressing Feelings 

Human beings have the abil­i­ty to learn how to con­nect with oth­ers and express their feel­ings towards oth­ers. This is why they want to show com­pas­sion, love, and kind­ness towards oth­er human beings.

They also have the abil­i­ty to feel sym­pa­thy, empa­thy, or sym­pa­thy at a very young age! This means that they are able to under­stand when oth­er peo­ple are sad or not feel­ing well. 

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it will always be lim­it­ed by its pro­gram­ming and hard­ware! It won’t be able to devel­op its own type of emo­tions express them nec­es­sar­i­ly. It’s because it’s just a machine that does­n’t have a brain of its own.

20) The Capacity for Celebrating 

Human beings under­stand that there are a lot of dif­fer­ent ways that allow them to cel­e­brate with each oth­er. And they know that there are sec­onds and min­utes to cel­e­brate!

They under­stand the impor­tance of being able to cel­e­brate because they know that life is hard and if at least you can make some­one hap­py, then you will have made a great impact on the entire world.

An AI won’t be able to cre­ate some­thing new because it’s just a machine with no capac­i­ty for hap­pi­ness. It means that it will nev­er be able to appre­ci­ate any­thing in life or cel­e­brate any­thing special!

Final lines

Cre­at­ing an AI is a work of inven­tion, which needs a curi­ous, an intel­li­gent as well as an enthu­si­as­tic mind — and an AI lacks these nat­ur­al human qual­i­ties.

There­fore, it would be a mis­take to con­sid­er that an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence will one day be able to cre­ate anoth­er arti­fi­cial intelligence.

So in con­clu­sion, the answer to the ques­tion of whether or not AI will ever be able to cre­ate anoth­er AI is “NO”.

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