AI — Creatures Without a Conscience?

Meg Lee Chin
2 min readNov 21, 2020

There was a rumor of a creature brought to life by alchemists. The creature had no soul. It’s only intention was to survive. But with no conscience and survival as it’s only raison d’etre, the entity was inherently evil. Likewise, artificial intelligence is such a man-made creature. It can work either toward good or evil depending on whether the programmer decides to provide it a conscience.

Silicon Valley is an entity that has evolved to shape and manipulate our thoughts and cognitive biases. This manipulation is a downgrading of humanity. But although some insist…