Is artificial intelligence really an existential threat to humanity?

August 4, 2015

Superintelligence, the book by Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom, PhD, is the culmination of intellectual trends mounting for decades, with a significant mainstream following.

Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, is an apostle for the notion that self-improving artificial intelligence will bring about a tech revolution he calls the singularity.

In his vision, uploaded human minds will merge with AI to live forever in android bodies or as computer simulations.

While Kurzweil sees AI as a panacea for all human problems, including mortality, others view self-improving intelligent machines with alarm. […]

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