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Category Archives: Nanotechnology
The fictional but not-too-distant-from-future-reality Slaughterbots scenario is thought provoking: UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute have created an eerie viral video titled “Slaughterbots” that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that … Continue reading
From the Daily Mail: Despite being just the size of an insect, tiny military weapons being developed by the military have the incredible power of hundreds of tons of TNT. In a new book, Louis del Monte, a physicist from … Continue reading
From the WSJ (“Supersmart Robots Will Outnumber Humans Within 30 Years, Says SoftBank CEO”): BARCELONA—Within 30 years, artificial intelligence will be smarter than the human brain. That is according to Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., who says … Continue reading
In a Chronicle article (“Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat?“), the focus is on the thought experiments of Nick Bostrom, who directs the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. When the world ends, it may not be by … Continue reading