If you have been worried that artificial intelligence (AI) is what will someday trigger off the final war that will wipe out humanity, you are over-thinking. At this rate, we will need not worry about AI or any versions of Skynet doing us in. Auto-correct, the ever-present danger of software stupidity, is quite capable of setting the world ablaze much sooner.
I am betting that auto-correct has gotten you into some minor messy situations before – and probably some major ones too. Have a look at this tweet for an example of how much danger auto-correct is:
My mum ordered a cake for my sisters bd n asked for a blond girl on top but it autocorrected to blind n we got this pic.twitter.com/SeAoETigfw
— emily (@emilyseggie_) August 16, 2015
Now, imagine one day the President of the USA (or some other nuclear nation) types an otherwise harmless message to the secretary of defence or something, and auto-correct strikes…. oh, yes.
In the meantime, do share the tales of auto-correct accidents that you have encountered. How much damage was inflicted? This should be interesting.