Steven Pinker reasons that because high intelligence without megalomaniacal, homicidal, or genocidal technologies already exists in woman there should be no reason why it couldn’t in artificial intelligence.
He suggests that a fear of AI wanting to dominate is a purely masculine idea. The esteemed author and Harvard professor has been outspoken of Musk’s and others fears over AI and has even said to the Tesla founder that if he is so concerned about it he should halt production on his self driving cars.
The esteemed Pinker is outspoken because he fears that this doomsday kind of catastrophic thinking could lead to dangerous consequences and cites the Iraq War and the Nuclear Arms Race as examples. He has written sixteen books and is continually named as one of the world’s most influential intellectuals by various publications.