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13.Can't be figured out by AI

I visited an Exhibition on contemporary marketing in Tokyo Big Site. Actually, we didn't want to see the exhibition, but take part in a special session where some Japanese experts of artificial intelligence (AI) delivered speeches on its current developments.

To be honest, it was extremely boring and disappointing indeed. Based on their professional firm belief that the singularity will come true within decades, they simply tried to persuade us to adapt ourselves to the new reality with AI.

According to their explanations, we won't survive without accelerated technological development of AI, and only what is left for us to accept this challenge without any objections and go along with AI, which is said to be becoming much clever than us.

Well, that sounds really good. Nevertheless, my smart colleague and I left the room even before the ending of their speeches, because they pointed out one thing that I could hardly understand: One of the experts who's actually the star in this sector, told a story in terms of how to make AI write a novel.

During the experiment, he gave a series of texts to AI, and AI decided to line them up randomly, as if that had been written by a human author. The expert praised the experiment was so successful that every human author will be replaced by AI sooner or later.

Spontaneously, it occurred to me that this guy is an expert of not art but just algorithm. He's not capable of explaining how to generate original texts, with which AI makes something like novel. As far as I correctly understand, it's he as a human being that gives commandos to AI to line up his texts randomly.

That's never a proof to show us AI will be soon given its own creativity. As you may know, I'm author and have been writing thousands of sentences and texts. I'm wondering how I'm used to practice to write: I'm always given an image in my brain and try to delineate what it is. That's it and exactly what I regard as creativity. Creativity means generating something from nothing. It's neither static analysis nor algorithm.

The discussion on singularity AI is said to bring about and the reality we've been experiencing in the global community clearly show the dichotomy we, all the human beings are commonly facing. AI never votes for Brexit, because it's not rational and against algorithm. But the reality is the people on the street in UK voted for self-exclusion from EU. Why?

Because we, the human beings consist of both rationality and irrationality. Even the western philosophers in the modern time were quite aware of that and made effort to build up philosophy of the life. The latter is usually called modernism, which still controls the way of our thinking.

Proven by Godel's incompleteness theorems, singularity will never come true. All the experts of AI know that, but pretend as if they can overcome the theory. What we should overcome is rather the naive modernism symbolized by firm belief in technological development initiated by simple rationalism.

All we need is therefore overcoming the modern as such. The decision for Brexit and other political phenomena we see nowadays are omens to show the dawn of the new human era. What we need is not algorithm but deep thought on seeking the reason why we were born, have to live and pass away. Such a single fact can't be figured out by AI.

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