Superintelligence: Man’s best friend?

Exploring our relationship with A.I.

I recently heard Sam Harris use a novel analogy in describing our potential relationship to superintelligence in the form of General Artificial Intelligence. Simply meaning some A.I. system that is not only better than us at playing chess, but better at everything humans do. I found Sam’s idea particularly compelling and emotionally striking, and therefore wanted to write about it to further explore its explanatory power.