superintelligence

10.17.16

How to Share the Planet With Artificial Intelligence

It's time to prepare for the machinocene.

10.10.16

We’re Not Ready For Superintelligence

The time for stressing about superintelligent AI will come soon.

7.8.16

Containing a Superintelligent AI Is Theoretically Impossible

The halting problem strikes again.

11.25.15

The Electric Turing Acid Test

If we want machines to truly think—a behavior that involves perspective and intuition and empathy—we need to help them hallucinate.

7.1.15

Elon Musk Hopes These Researchers Can Save Us from Superintelligent AI

37 research teams are splitting $7.2 million to research how to keep machines friendly.

6.9.15

When Computers Insist They’re Alive

The idea that only humans can have consciousness is anthropomorphic prejudice.

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5.26.15

Will Superintelligent AI Ignore Humans Instead of Destroying Us?

Artificial intelligence might treat us like we treat bugs. Then what happens?

5.4.15

Do We Have Free Will Because God Killed Itself?

A theistcideist theory of the universe.

8.12.14

We Need to Stop Killer Robots from Taking Over the World

Oxford professor Nick Bostrom’s job is to imagine nightmare scenarios for humanity, including plagues, asteroid strikes, and superbugs. He spends a surprising amount of time worrying that HAL 9000-style deranged computers will wipe us all out.

4.23.14

Superintelligent AI Could Wipe Out Humanity, If We're Not Ready for It

As Stephen Hawking said, “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last."