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Can Fuzzy Logic Save Humanity?

Can Fuzzy Logic Save Humanity?

Amid all the dire warnings that machines run by artificial intelligence (AI) will one day take over from humans we need to think more about how we program them in the first place.

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The Danger of Artificial Stupidity

The Danger of Artificial Stupidity

It is not often that you are obliged to proclaim a much-loved international genius wrong, but in the alarming prediction made recently regarding Artificial Intelligence and the future of humankind, I believe Professor Stephen Hawking is. Well to be precise, being a theoretical physicist — in an echo of Schrödinger’s cat, famously both dead and alive at the same time — I believe the Professor is both wrong and right a...

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AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

AIs, Ethiopian Food and iCog Labs

On February 2, 2015 Getnet Asefa, the CEO of iCog Labs, standing under the Azure Sky over the international Airport of Addis Ababa welcomed his guests from Hong Kong, Germany, and England. His exact words were, “Welcome to the era of hi-tech meetings in East Africa”. Until the last few years, it wasn’t even plausible to dream about meetings and seminars on Artificial intelligence or robotics or social movements like ...

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The Cosmic Tug of Love

The Cosmic Tug of Love

Love exerts such a profound force upon us – on our interactions, on our aspirations, on our enterprises, and ultimately on the fabric of our world.

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