For the past few months, a story has been spinning in my head about the onset of artificial general intelligence, or AGI. I’m imagining it as a controlled scenario where an artificial intelligence would be gradually given access to more information/knowledge and would thus complete similar stages in “consciousness” as those undergone by a child or, if you’re arguing from a Jungian perspective, all of humanity.
I know I’m anthropomorphizing here, but believe it’s required from a dramatic perspective.
What would be the first questions an artificial intelligence would ask of humanity? How would those questions change as it discovered more about the world?
And perhaps: are you interested in this topic? Is it a book/short story you’d want to read?