Artificial Intelligence and Self Esteem
Philosophers have long pondered the question; What defines life and where is the “self” located. These basic metaphysical questions are not merely philosophical questions, but rather have important practical applications regarding ethical debates like euthanasia, assisted suicide and the source of self esteem to name a few.
When considering the differences between animals, plants and stones it isn’t hard to find differences. Rocks don’t reproduce, eat or have living cells in them. Plants have limited mobility and don’t outwardly display emotions or cognition like animals do. When it comes to the question regarding the differences between animals and humans the lines become more grey and when we consider artificial intelligence the question is even more puzzling and thought provoking.