Big-name scientists worry that runaway artificial intelligence could pose a threat to humanity.
Beyond the speculation is a simple question: Are we fully in control of our technology?
The world’s spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, and Killer Robots, and the possibility of a technological doomsday, Bostrom conjures the most extreme scenarios. In his mind, human extinction could be just the beginning.