With a nod to the focus and investment that AI has in the UK, the Centre for the Future of Intelligence was officially opened in Cambridge last night. So again mainstream media has been talking about it and the threats and opportunities it may present for mankind.
There's clearly a range of possibilities being discussed, and a lot of focus is on the existential threat it may or may not pose to mankind's future. Quite right too.
Yet as the quote below shows, there are far more basic hurdles raising their heads right now that are already causing us to consider legal and moral issues around technology we take for granted in ways we've not done before.
Some leading figures in the tech world have also announced this week $1bn for OpenAI, a non-profit venture aimed at "advancing digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return".
The debate will, as it should, continue. Yet the interest for all has already begun.
Long before the robots decide whether we are surplus to requirements, we are for instance going to need to think about issues such as whether autonomous vehicles should be programmed to protect pedestrians or passengers.