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Definition: AI anxiety

(Artificial Intelligence anxiety) The fear that computers will make decisions in the future that will be harmful to humanity. Many people, including famous personalities such as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have expressed concern that society might be irreparably damaged as computers increasingly replace human decision making. Of course, one would hope that the decision to launch a nuclear weapon would never be made by an algorithm. However, it is easy to envision that deciding to "eliminate emotion" in such endeavors might eventually come to pass. See technology singularity, robot and AI.