The A.I. Anxiety: Some scientists fear superintelligent machines could pose a threat to humanity


Big-name scientists worry that runaway artificial intelligence could pose a threat to humanity.

Beyond the speculation is a simple question:  Are we fully in control of our technology?

The world’s spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, and Killer Robots, and the possibility of a technological doomsday, Bostrom conjures the most extreme scenarios. In his mind, human extinction could be just the beginning.

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