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Monthly Archives: January 2016

(2014). Ethics of brain emulations. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence: Vol. 26, Risks of General Artificial Intelligence, pp. 439-457. doi: 10.1080/0952813X.2014.895113

Source: Ethics of brain emulations – Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence – Volume 26, Issue 3

How we treat brain emulations may ultimately dictate how we treat ourselves.

Source: If software looks like a brain and acts like a brain—will we treat it like one? | Ars Technica

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We have yet to discover a single trace of alien life, despite the extremely high probability that it exists somewhere. This contradiction is popularly known as the Fermi Paradox. A new theory attempts to solve this conundrum by suggesting that habitable planets are quite common in our galaxy, but nascent life gets snuffed out very quickly.

Source: New Solution to Fermi Paradox Suggests Alien Life Goes Extinct Early

We’re having a hard time finding extraterrestrial life. Does this mean we’re the only ones? Or does it mean that all the aliens are dead?

Source: Why Can’t We Find Aliens? Climate Change Killed Them : Discovery News

Humanity has big hopes for artificial intelligence, but in reality machines have a long way to go to catch up with the human brain. Enter Harvard University, which has just won a $28 million grant to change all that.

Source: New ‘moonshot challenge’ at Harvard aims to make giant leap in AI | CIO

The deployment of autonomous weapons would represent a dangerous new era in warfare, scientists said.

Source: Scientists Urge World to Stop Killer Robots at Davos | NDTV

With the possibility of a future world war fought by autonomous robots lacking a human moral compass, a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, urged global leaders to address the threat soon.

Source: Nations Must Address Threat of Robotic Weaponry ‘by 2018’ – Bloomberg Business

Rules need to be drawn up to prevent autonomous robots with artificial intelligence from killing humans.

Source: Terminator-Type Robots Would Be Mistake: Scientists : Discovery News

Today, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a program that aims to build an implantable neural device that would a

Source: The military is building an implant for controlling machines with your mind