Some of us are afraid that computers (artificial intelligence) will take over the world. They need not worry, however, because computers are not believers (ie, don’t think they have “The Truth”), but are on the contrary traditional scientists (ie, understand that probability can’t reach 1).
Computers can only do two things: 1. what we tell them to do and 2. answer questions. They can be made into independent robots by answering questions they themselves pose, but the answers can ultimately only lead them into one of all possible loops, that is, into what we call a freeze. The Truth for a computer is the middle between all possible freezes.
Computers can thus only take over the world insofar as those that run them can rule them and use the answers they return. The battle about these two matters is thus what we should worry more about than whether computers themselves can take over the world.