existential risks

Stephen Hawking Was Right To Worry About Our Impending Doom

Stephen Hawking Was Right To Worry About Our Impending Doom

Physicist Stephen Hawking died yesterday at the age of 76. In the latter stages of his illustrious career, Hawking devoted a considerable amount of time and effort to issuing warnings of future threats – from the perils of climate change and nuclear war through to artificial superintelligence and alien invasions….

IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks

IBM Is Clueless About AI Risks

Earlier this week, David Kenny, IBM Senior Vice President for Watson and Cloud, told the US Congress that Americans have nothing to fear from artificial intelligence, and that the prospects of technological unemployment and the rise of an “AI overlord” are pernicious myths. The remarks were as self-serving as they…

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself

There’s a saying among futurists that a human-equivalent artificial intelligence will be our last invention. After that, AIs will be capable of designing virtually anything on their own — including themselves. Here’s how a recursively self-improving AI could transform itself into a superintelligent machine.