Hopes and fears for intelligent machines in fiction and reality

@article{Cave2019HopesAF,
  title={Hopes and fears for intelligent machines in fiction and reality},
  author={Stephen Cave and Kanta Dihal},
  journal={Nature Machine Intelligence},
  year={2019},
  volume={1},
  pages={74-78}
}
This paper categorizes some of the fundamental hopes and fears expressed in imaginings of artificial intelligence (AI), based on a survey of 300 fictional and non-fictional works. The categories are structured into four dichotomies, each comprising a hope and a parallel fear, mediated by the notion of control. These are: the hope for much longer lives (‘immortality’) and the fear of losing one’s identity (‘inhumanity’); the hope for a life free of work (‘ease’), and the fear of becoming… Expand
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