Those warnings generally focused on the need to control some advanced AI-based weapons around the globe. I'll note that they also cited the potential value of AI-based tools in dealing with world challenges such as disease and poverty.
More recently, there has been discussion about technology putting more humans out of work.
The chatter about AI has spawned discussions here in the All Analytics community -- analytics being at the heart of AI -- including the blogs Should We Fear AI? by Dan Gutierrez and Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Leo Sadovy.
Will machines take over the world? Whether you are in the camp that says machines will create new types of jobs, or you see software and robots replacing all of us, we probably have a few years before we find out who is right.
In the meantime, we can take at least a moment to enjoy the ride into the future. Our A2 cartoonist, Jon Carter, came up with his offbeat view into what is to come. So, check out his latest offering, maybe have a laugh, and share your thoughts on our long-term relationship with tech.
Also, take a moment to vote in our Quick Poll, When Machines Revolt.