The aliens have landed, and we created them

The aliens have landed, and we created them
Could hyper-intelligent machines eventually topple humanity? (Image: Depositphotos)
Bloomberg
By Niall FergusonIt is not every day that I read a prediction of doom as arresting as Eliezer Yudkowsky’s in Time magazine last week. “The most likely result of building a superhumanly smart AI, under anything remotely like the current circumstances, is that literally everyone on Earth will die," he wrote. "Not as in ‘maybe possibly some remote chance,’ but as in ‘that is the obvious thing that would happen’."If somebody builds a too-powerful AI, under present conditions, I expect tha...

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