Artificial Intelligence and the Future of MBEs

by Dr. Fred McKinney, Ph.D.

Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?

HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.

Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

Dave Bowman: What's the problem?

HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?

HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.

HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.

This scene from "2001 Space Odyssey" (1968) is a prescient reminder of the potential power and visceral fear associated with artificial intelligence (AI). Fast forward to this morning. I asked Alexa for the weather and tra...

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