Microsoft’s Twitter artificial intelligence serves a cautionary purpose

March 27, 2016George Hyde Features, Seawolf Slug0 We at the Slug Empire have a strict rule on artificial intelligence. Don’t. Just don’t. We’ve watched many galactic civilizations crumble because some idiot thought it would be a good idea to play God and let the machines think for themselves. That’s a really, really bad idea. Before you ask yourself if you want a special robot butler on your phone poking through your private information to offer suggestions, ask yourself this. How did life begin? Who, if anybody, gave independent thought to (insert whatever species you currently are)? What happened to them? I’m not saying humanity — or any other species, for that matter — was given intelligence by another intelligent being, but come on. The lack of an intelligent being that…


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