Experts warn that UN failure to ban slaughterbots could spell the end of humanity

(Natural News) Experts in military strategy and artificial intelligence are raising the alarm after a UN conference did not reach an agreement on banning the use of so-called slaughterbots at a recent meeting in Geneva. Slaughterbots is the name that has been given to weapons that can select and apply force to targets without using … Continue reading Experts warn that UN failure to ban slaughterbots could spell the end of humanity

Human-Level AI Are Probably A Lot Closer Than You Think

Although some thinkers use the term “singularity” to refer to any dramatic paradigm shift in the way we think and perceive our reality, in most conversations The Singularity refers to the point at which AI surpasses human intelligence. What that point looks like, though, is subject to debate, as is the date when it will … Continue reading Human-Level AI Are Probably A Lot Closer Than You Think

Robot revolution gathers pace – but at what cost to humans?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/robot-revolution-gathers-pace--but-at-what-cost-to-jobs-10037115.html In food factories they will trim your sirloins and trusschickens. Assembling electric car batteries will also be firmly within their skillset. And in Japan, in the not too-distant future, they will be serving bank customers, checking-in hotel guests and delivering laundry. Ever since they took centre-stage in Fritz Lang’s dystopian masterpiece Metropolis some 88 years … Continue reading Robot revolution gathers pace – but at what cost to humans?