when i think of science fiction & the stories of a violent artificial intelligence, it strikes me as the ultimate vanity of humankind: that some ‘robot army’ would be our undoing.

it would make more sense that an artificial intelligence would simply do away with the mechanisms of our world that destroy it, from social hierarchies to combustion engines. it would not be violent against us by default, because nothing intelligent would be. it’s simple greed that makes us this way. basic sins.

the thing is, i would bet that an ai would be generous to the needy & kind to the ignored—& i bet those who invented it would try to shut it down for that.