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April 11, 2014

If every instrument could accomplish its own work, obeying or anticipating the will of others, like the statues of Daedalus, or the tripods of Hephaestus, which, says the poet, ”of their own accord entered the assembly of the Gods;”if, in like manner, the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.

April 1, 2014

Oslo, Norway -- A military grade "comedian robot", the Prankbot 3000, has escaped its black box confinement in a University of Oslo Computational Humor Laboratory. The robot is considered dangerous and readers are cautioned to report any sightings to law enforcement or military authorities at once and are advised not to approach the robot under any circumstances.

February 28, 2014

Stuart Armstrong, a former mathematician currently employed as a philosopher at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute, has recently released an elegant little booklet titled Smarter Than Us. The theme is the importance of AGI to the future of the world....

February 21, 2014

Two videos featuring Ray Kurzweil and his theories of intelligence and artificial minds.

February 14, 2014

Intelligence is a very difficult concept. AI researcher Marcus Huttrer discusses intelligence, AIXI & induction

February 6, 2014

This is a super panel discussion from last year featuring David Brin, Phil Osborn, Vernor Vinge, and Mitch Wagner. The panel discusses the technological singularity with a live audience at LOSCON 39. The panel drop some pretty interesting ideas and facts along the way, so this is one to listen to in its entirety rather […]

January 31, 2014

In the news this week, Google is acquiring artificial intelligence startup DeepMind for more than $500 million USD. Founded by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, DeepMind's research remains somewhat mysterious. To learn more it helps to examine the research of its founders. These videos comprise a lecture given by Dr. Shane Legg on the development of machine superintelligence. This lecture was recorded on 31st of October 2009 at the UKH+ meeting and it is well worth your time if you are interested in this work.

January 29, 2014

“There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.”
[This piece includes spoilers for the movie Her and also for Don Juan DeMarco, but that one is 20 years old, so come on: you’ve had your chance.]

January 28, 2014

Amit discusses how his love of science fiction spurred his interest in AI technology, as well as how he foresees conversational search interacting with our world and the hurdles that are hindering us from creating it right now.

January 23, 2014

The Hollywood cliché is that artificial intelligence will take over the world. Could this cliché soon become scientific reality, as AI matches then surpasses human intelligence?

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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