Imagine a world where artificial intelligence is in control and humans are brink of extinction. What went wrong? What could we have done?
No problem too big #1: Artificial intelligence and killer robots.
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In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.
Brenda L. Croft.
shut/mouth/scream (detail) 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery
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Lower jaw of the 7.2 million year old ape species Graecopithecus freybergi (El Graeco) from Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece (today in metropolitan Athens).
Wolfgang Gerber, University of Tübingen
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City Futures Research Centre
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EPA/Ritchie B. Tongo
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