Guest Post – Artificial Intelligence: Huge Opportunity or the Zombie Apocalypse?

What worries us most is often not what actually gets us—that is, causes us our biggest problems. The enormous human capacity for worry can result in productive focus and taking action. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) inspires our imaginations, invokes our worst nightmares and touches our deepest fears. Near-term, it threatens to take away our jobs and leave us with no way to feed our families. Today, there is widespread concern expressed by A.I. experts about the danger of an A.I. takeover or the impending apocalypse with A.I. surpassing us and doing most human activities in less than 50 years. Visionaries like Elon Musk warn about A.I. contributing to our extinction. It’s far-enough in the future that it’s hard to disprove and near-future-enough to be terrifying. This makes for attention-grabbing, irresistible headlines and a lot of anxiety. Some may remember that less than two decades ago, the “year 2000” (Y2K) problem inspired similar headlines and fear. The Y2K disaster of storing dates as two-digits that were used in calculations all over the globe caused high anxiety, inspired several scary movies and had experts quoting worldwide computer failure and subsequent doomsday scenarios, prophecies that had us all holding our breaths on New Year’s…

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