Google developing an artificial intelligence kill switch

It may seem like something more fitting with science fiction, but what would happen if artificial intelligence was taken to the degree where a computer was capable of autonomous thought and independent action? A situation where a machine thinks and decides the best outcomes for humanity? Such a situation may be a good one, for on one hand a machine could take a dispassionate decision, deciding on the best allocation of resources; on the other hand, allocation of resources requires a value judgement based on political philosophy. Suppose for example resources were allocated on communist lines (an equal share for all); or on liberal economic lines (those who contributed the most receive the greatest amount); or utilitarian lines (with resources given to the majority); or some other basis. Which is…


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