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The Odd Yet Persistent Fear That Conscious A.I. Will Eradicate Humanity

Metal Man Seen in Austin, Texas. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry.) Some of the greatest thinkers and innovators of our time have put a lot of energy into the question of whether robots or A.I. will someday achieve “consciousness” — and if they do, what outcomes will arise? Stephen Hawking noted wisely: “Success[…]

Are Humans A Superior Species?

Here’s a question I found in a Facebook forum recently: Why Nature Choosed? English almost certainly isn’t the questioner’s first language, so I’m only considering the underlying assumptions in the question(s). Why nature choosed humans to be superior . . . ? Why not cats, whales, or eagles to lead . . . ? English[…]

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