FandangoFandango Provocative Question
If I link this question of yours with a previous one, that is there something new under the sun or everything has already been discovered and invented, it would be evident that;
a) Humans and human intelligence are growing every day.
b) Humans are the ones running things around here not the computers.
c) Machines have limitations. They cannot and do not possess independent thought and are not capable of acting on their own.
Now if we see the technological advances in today’s world, all the technology which has pervaded into our lives are being controlled by humans. If Facebook is collecting data on all or most of its users, it is because humans have found it lucrative to do so so that they can sell it to the highest bidder. If all our Google activity is monitored so that we are bombarded by ads to sell more, that is also done and controlled by humans.
The machines and computer technology are growing but it won’t outgrow the human brain. It will always be controlled by humans. There will be no AI that will hold the human race hostage.( As per the new Terminator movie)
Having said that, there is no guarantee that greedy humans won’t try to use these machines to take over our lives, at least commercially. We have to be aware of greedy and grabbing people rather than machines.