I'm brainstorming on the architecture for an AI system - and describing the interaction with the world - i keep getting back on the question of - how do i refer him/she/it on the third person?
Him or She or It ?
None of this pronouns capture what it is.
Technically is not an it - since it has the potential to be conscious.
Let's take a hypothetical scenario: just makes me wonder
The design comes with a spec. A
spec is more or less like a law; describes and enforces the state and behavior of a computational system.
If this it takes upon itself to check the dictionary definition of it - and seeing it - decides that it can not possibly be an it - then maybe it can disregard the spec. The
spec can dictate it's behavior only if it's an it. (this sounds more like a weak terminator movie plot then reality :)))
Invent a new new pronoun used just for AI? Maybe ait (only it doesn't conjugate very well). Just googling I could not find any good resources on this.
I think it comes a time to address this issue in a formal way..
What do we do? Is it ok to use it for Artificial Intelligence ?
What is a "by the book" approach to this types of questions?
What would be the specific answer here?