Technology has been improving human life for the entirety of human existence. As our society gets more advanced, we are approaching a critical point in our development of technology, the development of artificial intelligence. For most of human existence, the factor that separated us from the rest of the animal kingdom was our superior intellect. Current researchers are engineering artificial intelligence that matches our own intellect, challenging human superiority. Many people fear that once we create these advanced forms of artificial intelligence, we will be unable to stop them from continuing to advance themselves, and possibly overriding our mortal domination (Dowd). Others suggest that these robots simply make life easier, and are simply a continuation of technological improvements of human life. Is there a risk to the development of artificial intelligence? Should there be limits to the development or do limits stifle advancements?
Dowd, Maureen. “Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse.” Vanity Fair. 26 Mar. 2017. www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/ elon-musk-billion-dollar-crusade-to-stop-ai-space-x (18 Sept. 2017).