I have worshipped at the altar of a golden calf.
Worse, I gave that calf all my n-grams.
Damnit… not getting those back.
(Not to be confused with engrams.)
From Team Human, by Douglas Rushkoff:
As AIs pursue their programmed goals, they will learn to leverage human values as exploits. As they have already discovered, the more they can trigger our social instincts and tug on our heartstrings, the more likely we are to engage with them as if they were human. Would you disobey an AI that feels like your parent, or disconnect one that seems like your child?