Snake Oil salesmen making big money on the dangers of AI

AI (Artificial Intelligence) is a big deal. The promise of technology has always had a salesy component. In order to obtain financing or to just advance an idea, you need to provide a big picture that has best case views of the future. In this article from Forbes, Bernard Marr gives "a run-through of some basic misconceptions and frequently peddled mistruths, which often come up when the subject is discussed." Some of the things that are overlooked could be dangerous.

Should you be scared of AI? Elon Musk is. In this Fortune Magazine online post, Mr. Musk explains how the long-term outlook is not clear when it comes to AI. He worries that big picture plans with restrictions are not in place at this time, and that AI will gradually take over without some forethought and common sense precautions.

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Here's the Orginal Forbes Article Link