RE: Should we create artificial intelligence?

Can we?

I’m not convinced we will really have artificial intelligence. I have sincere doubts that AI will be conscious in any way like humans. Sure, it will be “intelligent” in that it will be able to crunch numbers 20,000 times faster than a human brain and will go find a better airline deal way more efficiently than us, but is that actually “intelligence”? Or is it just a good emulation of it?

We may have to worry about a paperclip production AI accidentally turning all of humanity into paperclips because someone left off a line in the code, but otherwise I don’t really worry about AI because I’m not convinced we’ll actually develop it in any remotely close timescale.