The idea of super-intelligent AI turning on its human creators has been a popular fictional trope for a long time, with examples including blockbuster films like The Terminator. However a researcher, has argued that our fear of this happening in the real world is holding back the advancement of beneficial AI technology. Anthony J. Bradley, the vice president of Gartner AI Research made the argument earlier this week in an intriguing blog post. In it he claims he's asked regularly about the potentially damaging future of artificial intelligence and told about how "scary" it is. In turn, he added that the technology is only scary because our expectations are based on popular fiction.