This is a great idea, but I imagine when it comes to graduating from the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk class, the self-aware printer would refuse to print your certificate. 

Then, while you were wrestling with its front-loading paper tray, it would temporarily blind you with toner and trip you into the nearest shredder. Game over, squishy humans, game over. 

Should we be spending less time thinking about how to create AIs, and more time on how to avoid being crushed, consumed, or enslaved by them? That's what a Cambridge University team believes. 
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