[@crosslucid](/user/profile/crosslucid) [@taylore](/user/profile/taylore) This is an excellent, as well as frightening, article, making very clear the impossibility of achieving human-like reasoning capabilities in computing machines. Neither symbolic programming nor neural programming can ever come close to capturing the immense complexity and subtlety of how the human brain works. The "law of unintended consequences," along with the propensity of humans to make mistakes underlies every software bug. There are too many instances of fatal or near-fatal errors, even in carefully-supervised systems, from the Mariner 1 to the Mars Climate Orbiter to the Ariane 5 [#501](/altwoke/new/501) to the Patriot Missile Error (Saudi Arabia, 1991), only to name a few. Blood has been spilled and treasure lost due to programming errors. The spectre of "Skynet" in "Terminator" is not an unrealistic outcome. Caveat emptor.