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The Dangers of Totalitarian Science, Pt. 2

On this ID the Future from the vault, we hear part two of a panel discussion on “The Danger of Totalitarian Science,” held at the July 2018 FreedomFest in Las Vegas. Read More ›
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It’s Time for an Artificial Intelligence Reality Check

If you’re getting tired of hearing that “strong AI” is just around the corner, you’re not alone. The Stephen Hawkings, Ray Kurzweils, and Elon Musks of the world have been putting humanity on notice with predictions of machines overtaking humans for decades. Read More ›
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Jay Richards interviews Robert J. Marks at COSM 2019

Are Our Brains Downloadable?

Jay Richards interviews Dr. Robert J. Marks II, Director of the Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, about the meaning and future of artificial intelligence. Marks challenges the notion espoused by Ray Kurzweil and others that our minds are “downloadable.” In Marks’ view, there are certain aspects of our brain that are not algorithmic and thus can’t be uploaded Read More ›

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Google Does Not Believe in Life After Google

As the third and final speaker at the Dallas launch of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence, philosopher of technology George Gilder, author of Life after Google, offered some insights into the ultimate vision of the current AI technocrats. See also: “George Gilder: Life after Google will be okay“. “Seriously, the Google people do not believe that Read More ›

Religious Robots and Free Americans

Religious Robots and Free Americans

Of his many specialties, in this episode Michael inquires into David Gelernter’s professional preoccupation: artificial intelligence. Gelernter recalls the pioneering role of his father, warns of the perils of letting children be captive to flickering screens, and remarks on whether AI robots can be spiritual seekers. Gelernter also emphasizes the key role of the Judeo-Christian Western tradition in creating a free and idealistic context in which technology is primed to explode. Read More ›

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Your Mind Uploaded in a Computer Would Not Be You

Transhumanists, as they are often called, pursue several approaches to attaining, if not exactly eternal life, then an indefinite existence. Some aim at radically extending life expectancy through biotechnology, such as by overcoming cellular aging, manufacturing cloned organs to replace worn-out body parts, and using stem cell therapies. But the most prominent transhumanist immortality proposal these days aims to upload our minds into computers, enhanced with artificial intelligence capabilities, whence we can “live” in the Cloud or as cyberbeings. Read More ›

I, for One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

Should we fear the rise of ‘intelligent’ computers? In case you haven’t heard, the newest champion of “Jeopardy!,” the popular TV game show, is a computer. Watson, an enormous computer developed by researchers at IBM, was pitted against the two previous human champions, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. At the end of the first round, aired on Valentine’s Day, Jennings Read More ›

Stop everything … it’’s Techno-Horror!

George Gilder & Richard Vigilante, American Spectator, subtitle: From Silicon Valley via Aspen, Bill Joy wants to call the police. On science. On technology. On the industry that made him rich. The Left is OverJoyed., NULL Read More ›