It’s been a tool of war from the start. What could once only be imagined in science fiction is now increasingly coming to fruition: Drones can be flown by human brains’ thoughts. Pharmaceuticals can help soldiers forget traumatic experiences or produce feelings of trust to encourage confession in interrogation

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The effort aimed at identifying criminals from their mugshots raises serious ethical issues about how we should use artificial intelligence

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When it comes to brainpower, we humans think our minds are the bees’ knees – but are we really much smarter than other animals?

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A paralysed woman has learned to use a brain implant to communicate by thought alone. It is the first time a brain–computer interface has been used at home in a person’s day-to-day life, without the need for doctors and engineers to recalibrate the device

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The common, and recurring, view of the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research is that sentient and intelligent machines are just on the horizon. Machines understand verbal commands, distinguish pictures, drive cars and play games better than we do. How much longer can it be before they walk among us?

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Neuroskeptic writes, “Regular readers will recall that I have myself often criticized the idea of ‘blaming the brain’ for our misbehaviours. …”

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A defense of the warnings about AI in philosopher Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence

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Carnegie Mellon University plans to announce on Wednesday that it will create a research center that focuses on the ethics of artificial intelligence

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