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Bill Dembski on the AI Boogeyman, and the Real AI Danger


On a new episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid reads an excerpt from a speech prepared by philosopher, mathematician, and trailblazing design theorist William Dembski for the launch of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

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Dr. Dembski asks whether we need to worry about an AI takeover. He says no, there’s no evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) could reach that level, or achieve consciousness, while on the other hand there is mounting evidence from both philosophy and the field of artificial intelligence technology that it cannot and will not.

“The real worry,” Dembski says, “isn’t that we’ll raise machines to our level, but that we’ll lower humanity to the level of machines.”

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