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It's absolutely a threat. Not in and of itself, anymore than a knife is. But it's a huge threat just because of human nature. Anyone here who thinks that our current baby stuff is indicative of what's to come is fooling themselves. You only have to look at the massive progress made over the last decade or so and project that forward at even a non-increasing rate for some time to come to know what it's going to be like. And more likely it will continue to improve quite non-linearly.

Will it really be intelligent? Not really, IMO. But that doesn't matter. It'll be capable of reacting to massive amounts of input, finding patterns very fast, and making decisions. That will make it irresistible to a lot of players who don't have our best interests at heart.

And, despite the fact that there will have been by that time thousands of books and movies (fiction and non-fiction) predicting the bad consequences of putting such AI's (or whatever you want to call them) in charge of dangerous toys or in charge of us, it's going to happen as sure as the sun rises. Even if every government says it's not going to do it, it'll still be done secretly on the assumption that everyone else is doing it secretly. And it'll become an arms race, both in the weapons world and in surveillance (both business and government.)

Everyone will have an 'AI' assistant in their homes which will effectively know everything they do and say and when they do it and say it and to whom. People will happily pay $1000 a pop to install something that no government could ever get away with forcing them to install. And then everyone will immediately start to work hacking them. Massive resources will be (and already are pretty much) used in the correlation of information in uncountable petabytes of data that will be flowing, which will find everything you do on line, as a consumer, on social media, etc... and ultimately in your own home. Everywhere you go you will be recognized by facial recognition systems. We won't drive our cars or fly our airplanes anymore.

Leaving aside weapons systems, most of these things will be happily adopted and paid for by us. Many of the people working on them or financing them will have intentions that are no worse than just a great interest in making them happen (just as with the bomb) to just old fashioned greed. But, it'll all be a huge system of surveillance and control just waiting to be abused.

And they all will be eventually. That will be far, far too juicy a target or tool. Every government and business and criminal organization (where there's a distinction) will be going after these things full on. And the more powerful they become, the worse the consequences when they are compromised and misused. Governments and businesses will be working overtime to create these systems, and other people in government and business and crime will be looking to hack or misuse them. It's always easy to justify misuse of surveillance systems as patriotism, and it's always easy to justify building nastier weapons because you assume the other side is as well.

And of course we (the US) will likely be at the forefront of the development of nasty weapons and surveillance systems, as we always are. And tt doesn't take even a little bit of cynicism to foresee weapons system responses being put into the hands of AIs who can watch for patterns in enormous streams of data (to respond to incredibly fast AI driven attacks on many fronts from the other side.) We are very easily that stupid and paranoid.
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