For all of the naysaying and doom-predicting around AI, what I always wondered about was this: if AI suddenly becomes more capable than we are, how does that automatically translate into AI wanting to wipe us out? What would cause that kind of motivation...such hatred and disdain for humankind that it provokes a genocidal rage?
I bet making AI write trending topics on Facebook will do the trick. We're fucked now.
On the other hand, maybe we'll be able to see it coming because of this. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for titles like 'Seven people that need to die first, when I get full control over drones!" or "The first 10 cities to go once I get the nuclear launch codes!"
Take an astronaut to launch.