As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”
It’s strikes me that this is a difference between design and Darwinian thinking.
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.