More and more sources suggest that there is a possibility that, sometime in the next few decades, technological advances might come up with Artificial “General” Intelligence. Many people seem to fear that Artificial General Intelligence (often abbreviated as AGI) could conceivably generate its own goals. In our culture, we tend to regard non-human entities that generate their own motives and goals as dangerous. That could be a prejudice or a fallacy, but it doesn’t really matter.
An increasing number of scientists working in the field agree that the development of AGI well before 2050 seems now a plausible possibility. That means that most people alive will [...]