The dangers of human intelligence are known well enough. Maybe we should try 
something different? The problem is we are creating AI, if it mimics us, we can 
expect it to do the things we do. Regardless of whether we regard machines as 
conscious or not (an unanswered philosophical question), machines can be aware 
of their environment in a mechanistic sense (suspiciously like how we are aware 
of our environment). A real AI machine would be a self learner and how 
dangerous such a machine might be would probably be determined how autonomously 
it can function in the world and how complex its neural net is. 

 This has been the fodder of science fiction (Colossus:The Forbin Project; 
2001: A Space Odyssey and the Terminator series of motion pictures) where the 
technology goes awry. On the other hand science fiction has positive examples 
of this (City; The Bicentennial Man; The City and the Stars; and I Robot to 
name a few novels) where artificial intelligence is generally presented as 
beneficial in relation to biological organisms.

---In, <jr_esq@...> wrote :

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