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.