The idea of a superintelligence might be frightening. I have touched the subject before and I also discussed why human values (hopefully) might be important to a superintelligence. But we don't know. Professor Nick Bostrom at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University believes that superintelligence could put all humanity at risk, and he's... Continue Reading →
What if we make animals as smart as humans?
Recently a group of reserachers reported that they had designed a brain implant that sharpened decision making and restored lost mental capacity in monkeys. Even if that's a very interesting piece of research (you can read NY Times report here) it's of course lightyears from making animals intelligent. Still one bizarre idea immediately struck me. I... Continue Reading →