Monday, January 28, 2013

Planning for SKYNET

There's a smart "opinion piece" in the NYT today. That it's smart comes as no surprise since it's written by Huw Price, a shockingly intelligent philosopher. It's always an adventure to read Price's words.

The piece focuses on whether humans will create an artificial intelligence. And if this comes to pass, what will happen next? Price is part of an initiative to plan for this eventuality -- and push the odds in humanity's favor, so far as this is possible. As he readily admits, the "singularity" may never occur. But if it does, all the rules change, immediately and exponentially. And humans may themselves change, in the process.

Interesting read. Grab some coffee and hit the link.