Kathmandu, Dec. 8 -- There's an existential crisis that is currently afflicting prominent computer scientists across the world. It's something that Isaac Asimov fretted about in I, Robot and it is what dozens of scientists, including Stephen Hawking, cautioned against in an open letter on artificial intelligence saying that while the potentials of AI are huge, "it is important to research how to reap its benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls."

Unlike Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk, both of whom have issued doom-and-gloom warnings about AI, Sameer Maskey is not as dire. He's eminently practical.

"I don't have that same fear of AI," he says. "We should rather be afraid of the misuse of advanced AI systems."

Maskey is the founder of Fu...