As the coding is ultimately based upon human cognition – even when it’s algorithms making algorithms themselves (which have been in use already for decades), AI will always be limited to the potential limitations of its creators as our thought processes are automatically built-in to the coding. So, no. It’s not immoral but it would be irresponsible to program sociopathic potential into it, just as it’s irresponsible to encourage sociopathic behavior / thinking in children.

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