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.
Henry Kissinger has sounded an alarm over AI, and raises questions about machine ethics and the possibility that humans may learn we’re not so special after all.
Transhumanists and other anti-human exceptionalists have been arguing of late that artificial-intelligence machines are destined to become so sophisticated that they will become “self-aware.”
Transhumanists seek to “seize control of human evolution” by harnessing the naked power of biotech, cyber tech, and computer tech.
“Remove the sun,” wrote Isaac Asimov, “and the human brain would not have developed.”