Saturday, July 2, 2022
Artificial Intelligence Gone Wild

Artificial Intelligence Gone Wild

A Google engineer has been placed on paid administrative leave for violating policy after he claimed the company's artificial intelligence (AI) appears to have a consciousness and perhaps even a soul.The engineer, Blake Lemoine, posted a transcript of a conversation he...
DeepMind expert suggests the hardest tasks to create a human-like AI are solved The London firm wants to build an 'AGI' that has the same intelligence as humans This week DeepMind unveiled a program capable of achieving over 600...
As Big Tech continues to expand its control over all things on the internet, a new alarm is being sounded over what's purported to be its next targets: the human body and soul.The warning is coming from Andrew Torba,...
Journeys to other star systems will forever be out of reach unless a massive breakthrough in physics makes faster-than-light travel a reality, or a breakthrough in medicine makes suspended animation possible.Now, at least, one of those things has happened.Samuel...
Artificial intelligence can predict a person’s chances of dying within a year by looking at heart test results – even when they look normal to doctors. How it does so is a mystery.Brandon Fornwalt at healthcare provider Geisinger in Pennsylvania,...
It’s likely that most people locked in our jails believe that with a better lawyer, a more lenient judge or a more understanding jury things might have been very different for them.Human error, they will say, is to blame...
Flesh-eating pitcher plants living in a bog in Canada have for the first time been spotted regularly feasting on salamanders.The carnivorous plant – also known as a “turtle sock plant” – was previously believed to feed almost exclusively on spiders and small insects who fell...
The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly...
Time goes in one direction: forward. Little boys become old men but not vice versa; teacups shatter but never spontaneously reassemble. This cruel and immutable property of the universe, called the "arrow of time," is fundamentally a consequence of the second law...
Humans may one day have the ability to regrow limbs after scientists at Harvard University uncovered the DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration. Some animals can achieve extraordinary feats of repair, such as salamanders which grow back legs,...

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