"Technology happens because it is possible"
Although highly influential leaders of the tech world are understandably worried about the unknown dangers of A.I., and in an open letter are urging developers to slow down, it’s hard to imagine the genie being put back in the bottle. If anything, the pace is picking up and the race is on! These are exciting and perilous times that hold dreams and nightmares in the same breath.
As Robert Oppenheimer, the head of the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb said, “Technology happens because it is possible.”
Here's an interesting read from the New York Times about one of the key artificial general intelligence (A.G.I.) movers and shakers: