Mike Burr - log

[comp] Al will kill us all

The letter "A" followed by a capital "i".

I wonder if the folks that are afraid that AI will rise up and kill us all will be viewed by future history like people who were afraid of Halley's Comet's tail. Or that electrical fluid will leak from your exposed wall sockets and disrupt your humours.

I kind of suspect that they are. I don't have proof so I'm just going to cowardly throw this thesis out there. "You'll see."

I feel like if you just take a large random sampling of "we're all going to die" moral panics you'd find that they were 100% wrong. Except for maybe nuclear weapons. And wouldn't you know it we've always been oddly cool about that one.

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