A key quote: “AI should not waste time trying to understand the viewpoints of people who distrust artificial intelligence for a living.” I don’t distrust AI. I just realize that the message from a being that can do no harm, will be to say it intends no harm. The ability for us to be manipulated is proven time and time again, as people give money to scammers. I recall a certain Twilight Zone episode where the seemingly benevolent, book on “How To Serve Man”, was actually a cookbook.

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace

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