Why We Should be Scared of Artificial Intelligence

It’s all over the news. Google has created yet another genius and mind boggling invention: AlphaGo. What the heck is that you ask? Well, my dear, naive, and unsuspecting friend, AlphaGo is a robot that plays the most complicated game in board game history, an asian game called Go. And recently, AlphaGo kicked the ass of the world champion in Go, Lee Sedol. When Sedol lost the first round, he was noticeably confused; when he lost the second round, the man was verging on depression; by the third round, poor Lee was questioning his existence… is it worth living in a world where his brilliant brain is torn down by a piece of scrap metal running algorithms? For heaven’s sake, even the video’s narrated by a bot. Sigh. Artificial…


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