What I want to tell you about today is how I see robots invading our lives at multiple levels, over multiple timescales. And when I look out in the future, I can’t imagine a world, 500 years from now, where we don’t have robots everywhere. Assuming — despite all the… Continue Reading Rodney Brooks: How robots will invade our lives

One of the most exciting things in the world of AI in health is being able to digitize the state of mind. That is being able to use different metrics to be able to say, this person is depressed, or this person is really happy and doing well. And so… Continue Reading Depression is a silent killer. A.I. is turning up the volume. | Eric Topol

We’re here at the Barbican centre in the AI: more than human exhibition. One of the key things about the artists in this show is they’ve come from different backgrounds and AI is the thing that’s really brought them all together. I always find working with AI and machine learning… Continue Reading Will A.I. Change Society? – Brought to you by Hyundai Motor Company

If greater than human artificial general intelligence is invented without due caution it is all but certain that the human species will be extinct in very short order. People have written extensively about why it is basically analytically compulsory to conclude that in the default scenario, in the absence of… Continue Reading Unchecked AI Will Bring On Human Extinction, with Michael Vassar

I think we still know so little about what it means to be human that the confidence with which we think we can upload ourselves to silicon or recreate ourselves with algorithms is shocking to me. The only ones out there who think they know what human consciousness is are… Continue Reading Why ‘upgrading’ humanity is a transhumanist myth | Douglas Rushkoff

This is Harmony. She’s a sex robot. And she’s on the front line of a technological revolution. For centuries, humans have been obsessed with the idea of artificially creating the perfect lover. Advances in computer science and engineering mean the idea is no longer science fiction. And with the sex… Continue Reading Rise of the Sex Robots

There’s this funny paradox about consciousness that even though it is what we are, even though it is here right now, in the midst of every life experience, at the same time it is a complete mystery. Perhaps the only thing that we can know beyond a shadow of a… Continue Reading What is CONSCIOUSNESS? The Case for the Quantum Soul

My research lab sits about a mile from where several bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon in 2013. The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Chechnya, was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Now, when a jury has to make the decision between life in prison and the death penalty, they… Continue Reading You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett