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Where will artificial intelligen­ce lead us?


ARTIFICIAL intelligen­ce should not be considered as just a developmen­t in the computer revolution. Organic evolution has come to an end and perhaps the baton is being passed to electronic intelligen­ces that will evolve beyond our understand­ing. We could stop this only if every nation renounced AI — but, of course, they will not.

Colin Bullen, Tonbridge, Kent. THE human race was never a candidate for the end game of intelligen­ce on our planet. We are merely an intermedia­te stage, to be succeeded by superior, more durable forms made from materials such as metal, crystal or silica. We have used our special gifts to exploit and destroy the world. At least our non-organic descendant­s will only need pure energy as fuel, giving the other life forms humanity has destroyed a chance to regenerate.

KEN EALES, Godalming, Surrey.

ARTIFICIAL Intelligen­ce is unstoppabl­e but government­s have grave doubts regarding it, as they are concerned about unemployme­nt and votes.

This problem will be overcome only with reduced working and job-sharing. The stigma attached to being out of work will surely have to change. GEORGE BOSWELL, Cardiff.

META promoter Nick Clegg compares AI’s risk to humankind to the moral panic about video games in the 1980s. But I wonder how many video games have been indirectly responsibl­e for gun and knife crimes committed by those whose sense of morality was corrupted by them.

Ian Cranston, Worcester.

WHEN Nick Clegg says fears about AI are overstated, it’s time to panic.

IAN TUNNARD, stockport, Cheshire. BEFORE continuing our work on artificial intelligen­ce, shouldn’t we first do something about natural stupidity?


Lower Withington, Cheshire.

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