By Charlie Melton
I write frequently about Artificial Intelligence, or AI. Science fiction writers have used that as a topic for decades. The “Terminator” movie is one example. Star Trek shows have varying degrees of AI. “The Matrix” is a mind-bending venture into AI. My favorite TV series of all times, “Person of Interest” is all about AI enslaving humanity.
Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and others on the forefront of technology have been issuing dire warnings about AI for years. I’ve been on the fence about the real danger. Firstly, we’ve all seen the arguably most significant advance in history, the internet (invented by Al Gore) reduced to a way to share porn and funny cat videos. Secondly, I’ve always thought that human intelligence is much too complex to imitate, as many humans can’t even approximate intelligence. Thirdly, surely there is an “Off” switch somewhere. [Read more...]