We tend to think of AI as faster and better versions of human brains, but if we want technology to progress by leads and bounds, we must make AI that is like nothing else on Earth, says digital visionary Kevin Kelly.
Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris describes a scenario that is both terrifying and likely to occur. It’s not, he says, a good combination.
When I googled “English major who taught herself calculus,” Google gave me the result I wanted — plus a most unhelpful suggestion.
In 2009, futurist and venture capitalist Juan Enriquez had big ideas about how the human species is about to evolve. As a complement to his TED Talk, “The next species of human,” he compiled this useful list of important research we should all be tracking.