The folks at Gizmodo are on the case, writing How We Can Prepare for Catastrophically Dangerous AI–and Why We Can’t Wait. There are many extreme scenarios that come to mind. Armed with superhuman powers, an ASI [artificial superintelligence] could destroy our civilization, either by accident, misintention, or deliberate design. For instance, it could turn our […]
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Minnesota are developing materials that can be 3D printed based on the flexibility and nimbleness of invertebrates such as a squid, according to an ARL release.
Europe divided over robot “personhood,” Politico reports: The battle goes back to a paragraph of text, buried deep in a European Parliament report from early 2017, which suggests that self-learning robots could be granted “electronic personalities.” Such a status could allow robots to be insured individually and be held liable for damages if they go rogue and […]
Is the risk of automation to the jobs economy “50-100 more years away,” as per the Treasury Secretary, or might almost 50 percent of jobs be at risk by 2033, as per a 2013 Oxford University study? New findings in the journal of Social Science and Medicine indicate that wherever reality falls between the extremes, […]