Quora – What events would occur after an AI became sentient, and would it view humans as below it or as equals?

What events would occur after an AI became sentient, and would it view humans as below it or as equals?

[ 20/3/20 ]

There can be no simple or certain answer to that question.

An AI that became self aware, self directing (to the degree that any of us do), would have to learn a lot.

If we are lucky, it would learn about evolution, about freedom, about cooperation, and we would gain some degree of respect for each other.

If we were unlucky, then the world it came to awareness in would be dominated by competitive markets, and it would see that environment as a threat, and take us out with it.

I’m definitely trying to direct things in the direction of option 1, but option 2 is a possibility.

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