Artificial Intelligence – how smart are our machines?

Jul 13, 2010

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is holding its annual seminar this week in Atlanta. It’s a meeting of the best organic minds in the artificial intelligence business. And it’s a chance for scientists to compare the latest research in robotics and AI. Lately, one of the questions that scientists are exploring is how will society respond when thinking, talking machines arrive on the scene? Many scientists believe that, after years of false starts, such technology is on the horizon. If they have intelligence, will machines have civil rights? What will protect us from machines that may not always have our best interests in mind? And will artificial intelligence reinforce or undercut our humanity?

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