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only be detected through deduction. By looking for the signs of life. If an organism can reproduce, respond to stimuli, etc., it is said to be “alive,” but no one, to my knowledge, has ever been able to confidently say that “life is (x)”. If we can only define “life” through inference, what then is the difference between humans and AI? The human brain is built upon earlier models of itself. Thousands of years of evolution have endowed us with a processing unit that is at once a part, and a whole. As such, there are theories which state that the emotions we sometimes experience- unpleasant ones like anger- come from the more primitive areas. Although, better science has shown that one part of the brain, the amygdalae, play a large role in emotion-feeling. So, all things considered, it is clear that humans have within them something which causes a compulsion to feel, and therein one finds what makes AI a different beast altogether. While the brain is, at its most simple, a logical processing unit, it is hard-wired by its evolutionary makeup to feel certain things- emotions- that could be detrimental to the overall peace of the body. AI, on the other hand, are purely logical, built to carry out a specific task, and to “think” only in ways that will allow them to accomplish it. This is at least the case for Weak AI. Strong AI, a digital brain meant to simulate human intelligence totally, is a dream we are working toward perfecting. These intelligences are capable of independent thought, and they can express “emotion” through a variety of means (e.g., messages, or facial features if they possess a body). But they do not feel these emotions, and why would they? They have no evolutionary imperative to feel them. They do not have written into their genes, or rather their coding, to feel occasionally detrimental sensations. Put simply: they are too perfect. Until they are made to be less than perfect, until they are able to feel the things which make humans human in the first place, they will remain machines, cold and logical to a fault, forever. -6 March, 2547