“Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.”
The original article was not written to be an expansive document regarding the origins, powers, or direction of planned intelligences or the politics behind their creation, utilization or even weaponization in the future. I realize these are all real issues and I was not discounting them in any way.
The issues you mentioned were outside of the original post because the issue was whether we should be trying to cripple, neuter or otherwise limit their development to prevent them from attempting to take over the world. But I don’t see the AI as the source of the difficulty.
Sorry Doc, while I don’t disagree with anything you’ve written, you have basically made my point. It isn’t AI we have to fear but the Human motivations around their eventual, perhaps even inevitable, existence.
If Humans are the ones to create these devices and ultimately “weaponize” their capacities for greater profits, for greater social, cultural or economic dominance, who exactly is the problem here? The weapon or the person pointing and using the enhanced capacities of the weapon?
I stand by my initial conviction: We are the problem; it will be our decisions which drive these Minds/Devices toward whatever status they eventually take in our/their eventual society.
Woe be unto us if they should decide perhaps WE are the problem and the best thing they can do to/for us is to defang us and domesticate us… for our own good.
See: The Matrix…