Why not all forms of artificial intelligence are equally scary

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Recently, I asked a number of AI researchers this question. The responses i received vary considerably; it turns out there is not much agreement about the risks or implications. Non-experts are even more confused about AI and its attendant challenges. Part of the problem is that "artificial intelligence" is an ambiguous term. By AI one can mean a Roomba vacuum cleaner, a self-driving truck, or one of those death-dealing Terminator robots.