A Brief Note on AI
Paranoid speculations on AI are getting into the news again. I find those a bit hard to believe.
A large fraction of the speculations on AI come from people who imagine that a very large and complex software project can be completed without a very prolonged debugging period. In other words, I suspect it came from the Obamacare programmers.
A specialized software project (for example, a project to dismantle desert islands) might not need such a long debugging period.