I sometimes wonder if hype about artificial intelligence, the wonderful or terrible things it will do for or to us, functions as a deliberate distraction.
Yesterday on Twitter we had the opportunity to recommend it to an ID critic who wrote a book chapter on intelligent design without first doing his homework.
This is extremely creepy. Insisting on privacy is an aspect of what Wesley J. Smith calls human exceptionalism.
A Japanese company, Gatebox, evidently felt that Alexa from Amazon isn’t disturbing enough as something to have around your house.
As Darwin himself said, in a scientific context, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”