Posts Tagged ‘evolution‘

The trouble with teaching computers to think for themselves

Must read post by David Berreby on why artificial intelligence is already weirdly inhuman. Artificial intelligence has been conquering hard problems at a relentless pace lately. In the past few years, an especially effective kind of artificial intelligence known as a neural network has equaled or

Evolution in fast-forward

By Tim Cole Humans have always lived in symbiosis with their tools. By inventing more and more sophisticated and intelligent tools, mankind has changed itself and become smarter over time. This is a natural process, and it is nonjudgmental. The mistake the prophets of doom