Human Interest

Futurography readers share their opinions about killer artificial intelligence.


Some readers were skeptical of the idea that A.I. 's interests could ever correspond with our own, despite the work of researchers such as Stuart Russell who are trying to ensure that computers can learn to recognize what's most important to humans. R&D teams align with our public interests," a reader suggested. And others continued to hold that the real trouble is that there's no such thing as human interest per se, as did one who wrote, "We humans can't even agree on what constitutes'good' and what constitutes'evil.'