“Remove the sun,” wrote Isaac Asimov, “and the human brain would not have developed.”
Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking are scared about AI and the prospect of a “Terminator” future. But the U.S. military isn’t.
Admittedly, that may come as a surprise to Elon Musk, but I think Robert Marks defends the argument with a certain persuasive mischievousness.
“If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life which outperforms humans,” warns Stephen Hawking.
Rather than get all caught up in esoteric musing, I suggest an entry level test for determining whether an entity has any moral value.