Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player – a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or AI. It stresses once more that humans aren’t at the center of the universe, and that human cognition isn’t the pinnacle of intelligence

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The Doomsday Invention

November 18, 2015

Nick Bostrom argues that if artificial intelligence can be achieved, it would be an event of unparalleled consequence—perhaps even a rupture in the fabric of history

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Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children

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If Hollywood movies are your only guide to Artificial Intelligence, we face a terrifying future in which machines become so clever that they dominate or even destroy us

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