I’d love to recommend this article to my wife, but there are a couple of statements in it she’d laugh at, and I couldn’t blame her for reacting that way. (1) “The smartest, most rational experts in the world are coming to the same conclusion — the next 100 years are probably going to suck.” Saying there’s better than a 50/50 chance things will go south is an awfully strong statement to make with no citations of statements by or even names of the experts, and it’s completely unnecessary! Just say “there’s a good chance” instead of “probably”. (2) “But until now we’ve never dealt with new frontiers like self-aware machines that are infinitely more intelligent, connected, and capable than humans are.” I have a PhD in computer science, and I spent many years in industry doing AI and AI-related stuff. Yes, AI is amazing and it has great potential to do awful things as well as wonderful things. But that’s not because machines are “self-aware” or “more intelligent” (much less “infinitely” more) than people! Please read Melanie Mitchell’s New York Times article “Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/05/opinion/artificial-intelligence-machine-learning.html).