Artificial Intelligence - Open Source or Proprietary?

    I didn’t want to fill out a survey, so let's discuss this. :)

    Imagine a hypothetical situation when some Brilliant Programmer created at home a program that can fully qualify for the title of Artificial Intelligence. Actually, she is one of them, though she still does not know how to feel, but she thinks where so well. And so, at one point, the Programmer decides to show it to the world. At that moment, he realizes that he will have to solve one important problem: How to give the world this knowledge? And here he has four options:

    1. Put all sources, documentation and other things on the Internet for free access.

    Yes, knowledge is a damn important thing and it needs to be shared with other people. Moreover, knowledge of this kind. It will literally turn the whole world, but for the better or for worse - it is not yet clear. After all, there will certainly be people who use it for evil. They can be military, hackers, just bad shkolota. But that is not the point. We get a lot of AI, each of which can do a lot, plus what the hosts will teach it.

    2. Release a well-protected proprietary product.

    Our Programmer is brilliant, so he managed to create such protection that it is simply impossible to bypass (hack, decompile, repeat). He shares knowledge with others, and we are not interested in it, paid or free. The code is protected. AI submits to the one to whom it belongs, but at the same time, it is properly programmed from committing bad deeds. It is programmed to work in a specific area and is not able to work in another. He will not break websites, banks or launch nuclear warheads. It seems like the first option, but somehow calmer. Of course, people in black can appear who start to break their fingers and burn their skin with a soldering iron to get the source. Life is a cruel thing.

    3. Sell everything at once to the one who pays the most.

    For example, Google or Yandex. Microsoft or Apple. To the government or the mafia. Establish your own company. As a result, it turns out that the AI ​​owns one office, which gives access to it to third parties. Yes, the whole planet has only one AI. He is ambitious and can do almost everything. Of course, he will be called Skynet.

    4. Destroy the source and forget about them for life.

    Perhaps such. Maybe our Programmer calculated the options and realized that the safest thing is not to give people such knowledge. Maybe he was scared of something. For example, AI rebellion or war involving AI. Anything can happen, and in order not to destroy the human race, he, without reading the lines on the screen: " 01000010 01101001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01110011 01101000 01101001 01101110 01111001 00101100 00100000 01101101 01100101 01110100 01100001 01101100 00100000 01100001 01110011 01110011 00100001", pulls out the cord from the outlet, pulls out the hard drive and breaks it with a hammer.

    What would you do as a Programmer? Which option did you choose? Or maybe there are other ways?

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