If a novel break comes along that the programmers have not planned for, the machine won't have a working behavior is it's data banks.
Just presenting an oversimplified argument, but how would that differ from what our DNA has programmed for us. When I see robots using code for whatever specific reason, what's really going through my mind are that these are just micro components of what will eventually be incorporated into a much larger more complex "organism" Think of robots these days as simple organisms, where the primary concerns are mostly locomotion and simple functionality.
My reading comprehension was just fine thank you. If the sentence meant what you say, then it should have had a comma.
"Before welfare, blacks and poor whites picked the produce."
Just try to get a large employer to give you the money in lieu of the benefit.
So if a benefit isn't worth a cash exchange to a company, by the company's actions, it means that company is overvaluing it's own benefits as presented to employee's. You could ask for compesation of a penny a year, and they would very likely go for that. They key is finding out how much value the company ACTUALLY puts on it's own benefits.Hell, I would go so far as to say there should be a law demanding employers offer a cash value option from companies that offer insurance to their employess, but we all know that will never happen because it's actually good for the PEOPLE, right...?
"Mornin' John... how'd that thing go with the mrs. last night?"
AI is not going to suddenly happen, it's going to happen gradually and it's going to be a pristine reflection of who we are as a species. If we're warlike then that's how we'll end up molding our spawned "conciousness".. If all we care about is money or porn or whatever, that's the direction we'll take our AI and that's the end to which it will try and perfect itself.