Smart Machines are Not a Threat to Humanity

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The root of my argument is that any AI threat comes, not from machines that are too smart, but from machines that are too dumb. Such dumb machines pose a threat to individual humans, but not to humanity. Worrying about machines that are too smart distracts us from the real and present threat from machines that are too dumb.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-42
Number of pages3
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number2
Early online date23 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Singularity

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