How could blind evolution arrange biochemical parts into complex functional wholes one small step at a time, as Darwin and his followers envision?
Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.
“Darwin’s mechanism is dominated by ‘Poison-Pill’ mutations: positively-selected, loss-of-function mutation.” It “squanders genetic information for short-term gain.”
Will robots ever experience empathy or other feelings, or develop a genuine sense of humor?
Dr. Marks thinks it’s possible that AI may improve in its ability to resolve ambiguous language. Right now it’s not looking so good.