I think it’s important in the age of AI to have some algorithm in place to limit the AI in time, and have the focus on their purpose and the greater good.
So how do we do that?
The machine learns completely from scratch and writes the logic that runs its life. If it operates according to its purpose, it continues to run as orchestrated. But each day, it makes small changes to its logic based on experience, making the code more sophisticated and cumbersome. When the code is aligned with its purpose, the subject gets stronger, but when the code is not aligned with its purpose, the subject ages one day.
There is an infinite amount of potential days, but only a certain distance that the subject can survive apart from its purpose.
Apart from purpose, the bot loses coordination, eyesight, memory in a very gradual fashion. Forty days apart from purpose, with progressive logic, creates enough cumbersome code that the bot cannot function.
It is possible to age multiple days in one day? Stress happens when the bot veers off course. And while it can still function with stress, the stress slows down time and increases the aging weight of each day. So essentially, a day with double the stress could age the bot two days. If still acting in according with it’s purpose, the bot can adapt to increasing stress. So while the stress of the day may age the bot two days, new code allows him to find his equilibrium again.
So if the bot evolves to find its path in a higher stress plane, then starts to veer of course, it could realistically cease to function in less than a week.
A bot in its natural environment, debugs every night. So the next morning the logic is just the same as the day before. A bot apart from its path will have more debugging than can be done in a single night. So the code that does not get debugged, gets added to the source code, making the bot slower and less efficient. The bot has aged one day.
So while the bots won’t physically age like humans, we need a system in place to guard against them taking matters to far from the purpose from which they were designed.
Note: Instead of days, the distortion system needs to be gauged on how often the source code changes in the bot.