I think the time is ripe for this as it's becoming a very very integral and topical part of the every day life.
What is AI? For this, I'll go for the wikipedia explanation:
Artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving".
I'm not a computer scientist/engineer, or a mathematician, but I'm quite interested in the field. I'll confess I don't know much about the technical aspects, but we can see where it goes from here.
I've been thinking a lot about the ethical aspects and the future of how a potential artificial general (super) intelligence will come to shape our way of living lately.
Many people are very skeptical about AGI, to the point where they think it will destroy us. Many of these arguments are superficial at best and would like to open this thread with a more philosophical notion on AI. Let's discuss the reasons why AI might want to get rid of all humans, because I can't really seem to think of good reasons to begin with. Let's consider the fact that it's at least smarter than us by a magnitude of 3 (i.e. 1000x, or perhaps more fitting: highest IQ^3?)
Interesting youtube channel based on the development of specific AIs: Two Minute Papers where it has blown my mind several times already.