Okay, The Blob was worse…
Before we turn over everything to robots and computers, are we quite, quite sure they’re ready?
In Santa Clara, California, this week, “an alarm malfunction”–that is, a computer hiccup–activated a fire suppression system in a hanger at San Jose International Airport, spewing out a mass of foam ten feet high (!) and big enough to cover a whole city block ( http://abc7news.com/news/mysterious-foam-floods-martin-avenue-in-santa-clara/1614495/ ). Check out the pictures!
We have not yet created true artificial intelligence. But we’re well on our way to artificial stupidity.
Humanism’s stuff: if it works, it’s a miracle.