Please Slow Down Artificial Chaps!
artificial intelligence is moving faster than humans
and sooner than later it is likely that
robots will be smarter than us
the end of the century—not just at chess or mathematics
or engineering or science and medicine but at everything
there might be a few jobs left for entertainers and writers
but computers will ultimately be able to sequence
and gobble up massive quantities of information and reason
in ways that we humans can only faintly imagine
we should not fear a mere darkness without leopards because
these machines are created by humans and should they fool
themselves by trying to outsmart us at every
corner we simply unplug them!
Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. His poems, essays and
short stories have been published in Africa and the USA. Ndaba
currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. Of his career, he
says, "writing is my life, and my second wife".