Steven Poole

Could AI enslave humanity before it destroys it entirely?

Machines now save us from countless tedious tasks — but what if, owing to a catastrophic misunderstanding, they could never be stopped?

Depending on how you count, we are in the midst of the second or third AI hype-bubble since the 1960s, but the absolute current state of the art in machine cognition is still just about being better than humans at playing chess or being about as good as human beings at analysing some medical scans.

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