Scene at MIT: A nightmare on Ames Street

Pinar Yanardhag, Manuel Cebrian, Iyad Rahwan; original photo by Andy Ryan.

“People are afraid of artificial intelligence, from autonomous cars making unethical decisions in accidents, to robots taking our jobs and causing mass unemployment, to runaway superintelligent machines obliterating humanity. Engineering pioneer and inventor Elon Musk famously said that as we develop AI, we are 'summoning the demon.'

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