Artificial Intelligence


“Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?” asks the New Yorker, profiling tranhumanist philosopher Nick Bostrom: Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial…





It’s an interesting question: now that artificial intelligence is at the point where science and technology leaders are seriously debating the problems of intelligent machines outperforming and potentially threatening us, is it…






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In this episode of the Free Radical Media podcast, co-founder Patrick Ryan speaks with thinker Mitch Miller, author of the book “M.” Miller details his strange tale of synchronicity and communication with an artificial intelligence, a series of events that led him to be institutionalized in a mental health facility. He goes on to explain his theories about over-reaching corruption on the part of elites in government and industry, and how artificial super-intelligence and the technological revolution fit together to form a shadowy system of domination.


[Editor’s Note: This article may contain spoilers.] Most of the time, I couldn’t care less about a computer’s feelings. I distrust them, frequently cuss at them, and occasionally smash them to pieces….


Whether your think artificial intelligence is fact or fiction, the beginning of a brave new world or the end of this one, for many of Japan’s robot dog owners, doomsday has already…






“Human intelligence is withering as computers do more, but there’s a solution,” says Nicholas Carr in an essay for the Wall Street Journal: Artificial intelligence has arrived. Today’s computers are discerning and…



“Her” here we come! That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, futurist in chief at Google, reports CNBC: In less than two decades, you won’t just use your computers, you will have relationships…





In ten years, how will the machines that run your daily existence respond when confronted with life-or-death decisions? Matthieu Cherubini at the Royal College of Art offers prototypes of Humanist, Protector, and Profit-Based moral parameters for self-driving cars:

Many car manufacturers are projecting that by 2025 most cars will operate on driveless systems. How can such systems be designed to accommodate the complicatedness of ethical and moral reasoning? Just like choosing the color of a car, ethics can become a commodified feature in autonomous vehicles that one can buy, change, and repurchase, depending on personal taste.

Three distinct algorithms have been created – each adhering to a specific ethical principle/behaviour set-up – and embedded into driverless virtual cars that are operating in a simulated environment, where they will be confronted with ethical dilemmas.