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What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world? Shutterstock/Nathapol Kongseang

To protect us from the risks of advanced artificial intelligence, we need to act now

We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
There’s a big difference between creating a thinking machine and modelling one. Saad Faruque

The modern phlogiston: why ‘thinking machines’ don’t need computers

In the late 1700s, French scientist Antoine Lavoisier proved that the mechanism behind burning is oxidation. Lavoisier’s discovery killed off an eternity of dogma involving a non-existent substance called…

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