Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Time Has Come

There isn't a sense of fear or guilt or doubt, but rather responsibility of the kind his contemporaries might have hoped Victor Frankenstein had. AI scientists gathered recently to talk about the prospects of machines becoming autonomous and smarter than humans. Significantly, they met at Asilomar, California—the place where geneticists met and agreed on a moratorium on research, concerned for the anti-human implications of their work.