If we're not careful, we could find ourselves at odds with determined, intelligent machines whose objectives conflict with our ownIt is hard to escape the nagging suspicion that creating machines smarter than ourselves might be a problem. After all, if gorillas had accidentally created humans way back when, the now endangered primates probably would be wishing they had not done so. But why, specifically, is advanced artificial intelligence a problem?Purchase to read moreYou've read the preview.Already purchased? Sign in to access the full article.AdvertisementAdvertisementFrom this issueScientific AmericanEvery Issue. Every Year. 1845 – PresentNeuroscience. Evolution. Health. Chemistry. Physics. Technology.Subscribe Now!