Google is working on self-driven cars with an AI that can anticipate and avoid collisions. In theory, such a system could almost completely eliminate vehicle accidents. (Let’s not discuss whether it’s practical, let’s stick to the theory).
A science fiction trope is that someday, we’ll be able to have AIs that jack straight into our brains.
Although someone may well have written a story around it, however, I’ve never seen this idea: an AI that works a little bit like Google Cars. That is, it jacks straight into your brain, watches for and anticipates accidents, and momentarily takes over your body to avoid the accident. It twitches your finger out of the way of the knife you’re cutting carrots with; it raises your foot a little higher so you don’t trip over the rock; it makes you duck to avoid the stray baseball coming at your head.
Would you want this AI for yourself? Would you want it for your children?