Some questions (#185)

– Why is gravity still considered a force when it is known since the 1910s that gravity is just a manifestation of the curvature of spacetime? (H/T: Twitter)

Will ChatGPT kill the student essay?

– Will artificially intelligent entities be conscious? Even if they won’t, when an AI starts to look and talk like a person, won’t it be irresistible for humans to see it as conscious? We can doubt the consciousness of humans, but that’s purely an intellectual exercise. In reality, it’s irresistible to treat other people as having feelings and emotions. How might racism against AI look like? (Sparked by Sam Harris’ Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence.)

What’s the role of intuition in rationality? Should it be suppressed or is it a part of rational living?

How to link notes for better thinking.

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