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artificial intelligence
2014-08-05 05:06:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has serious concerns over the safety of artificial intelligence, using social media to issue a warning that AI could pose a more serious threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. As reported by Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News, Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to post that people need to be “super careful” with AI, which he described as “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” He...

Are We Living In The Matrix?
2012-12-11 07:25:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1999, the first in a series of movies came out suggesting that we are all parts of a computer simulation. The Matrix was the ultimate horror story of artificial intelligence gone wrong. But could it be true? Could we be living in a computer simulation? And how would we ever know? A British philosopher, Nick Bostrom, hypothesized that we might in fact be living in a computer simulation being run by our descendants in the future....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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