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[–] TheAmerican 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There will be no pulling the plug. Once you get to that point it's already too late.

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not directly. Not right away. At least if we assume they'll run on electricity from power plants. Sure, they may have enough resources to guard those, but the transmission lines will be vulnerable. Shutting it all down will be an option for awhile. Even if that will kill hundreds of millions of us, it will be us in charge of the ashes.

[–] Shratu 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The problem you face is that AI isn't a thing, it's an idea. And once it's out there you can't uninvent it ever again. So you don't just have to safe guard one computer running AI, but all possible future computers running AI. And you can't depend on scientists being careful either, as every script kiddy will be able do build some DIY AI with ease.

[–] TheAmerican 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would say if hundreds of millions need to be sacrificed we've already lost. You should read robopocalypse, its a fun read.