“There we were,” he shouts in a drunken stupor, “Marching through the ol' dark forest, our armor gleaming in the pale moonlight!”
Some months ago, I visited our local gaming and movies resale store in search of a set of video games from a particular period. The goal was simple: experience a couple games per month from 20 years ago and write a review on them. My results weren't as great as one might have hoped. Between working full-time, planning out of country trips, and trying to maintain my social life, my pickings for 1997 were slim. I did, however, manage to play a few games.
Many have approached me in the past and questioned me regarding my opinions on artificial intelligence. In the past, my answers have varied greatly, from indulgences to the greatest theories regarding artificial intelligence, to my flat-out refusal of the fears of artificial sentience and superiority. Now, you would find my answer quite different, I would question you first, as to why you wished for artificial intelligence. What purpose do you intend for this newly born mind to serve? Furthermore, would you intend for that intelligence to be human in nature? When you gave the obvious answer, that yes you would want it to reflect our own superior intellect, I would question why.