Let's Not Quarrel With A.I.

There’s always a doomsday scenario of A.I. taking over the world, wiping out humanity, like in The Terminator where Skynet becomes self-aware. Such fear can surface with ChatGPT and the like. This Vox article on the topic has a quote that struck me:

“You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice,” the physicist Stephen Hawking wrote in a posthumously published 2018 book, “but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green-energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants. Let’s not place humanity in the position of those ants.”Kelsey Piper

Not to be alarming, but it’s a good idea to be careful with A.I.

Also, from The Avengers (2012) movie:

Nick Fury: “We have no quarrel with your people.”

Loki: “An ant has no quarrel with a boot.”

Nick Fury: “You planning to step on us?”

A.I. probably won’t be mischievous. Hopefully it won’t be careless.