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Monday, October 12, 2015

Thinking Machines

2015: What Do You Think about Machines That Think?

John Brockman | October 12, 2015

In recent years, the 1980s-era philosophical discussions about artificial intelligence (AI)—whether computers can "really" think, refer, be conscious, and so on—have led to new conversations about how we should deal with the forms that many argue actually are implemented. These "AIs", if they achieve "Superintelligence" (Nick Bostrom), could pose "existential risks" that lead to "Our Final Hour" (Martin Rees). And Stephen Hawking recently made international headlines when he noted "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." 


<more at; related links: (What to Think About Machines That Think: Leading Thinkers on Artificial Intelligence and What It Means to Be Human. October 12, 2015) and (I, Pencil: A Brilliant Vintage Allegory for How Everything Is Connected. June 3, 2015)>

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