a group of more than one hundred Silicon Valley luminaries, led by Tesla’s Elon Musk, and scientists, including the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, issued a call to conscience for those working on automation’s holy grail, artificial intelligence, lest they, in Musk’s words, “summon the demon.

I know it’s only a figure of speech, but it struck an odd note that scientists like Hawking and entrepreneurs like Musk likened the development of artificial intelligence to something demonic.

From here and the full interview where Musk mentions this was here but it has now been taken down because of MIT’s copyright claims.

Also, the movie Demon Seed is ace.

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