Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too.
We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?
After almost 400 years, a new portrait ‘by Rembrandt’ was unveiled in Amsterdam yesterday. The portrait was created by art historians and technicians using data and facial recognition techniques from 346 of Rembrandt’s paintings.
Source: Rembrandt goes digital
Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer’s paradise. There’s far more work for liberal arts majors — who know how to sell and humanize.
Reality seems pretty stubborn, pretty fixed — and pretty much independent of whatever is going on in your head. But is it, really? Astrophysicist Adam Frank explores the scientific debate.
Source: How Real Is Reality?
“Caught in the Pulpit” author Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency
Source: You Are Not Just Your Brain
Via – NYT
Researchers and experts urged a worldwide ban on so-called autonomous weapons, saying they could set off a revolution in weaponry comparable to gunpowder and nuclear arms.