Codifying humanity: Why robots should fear death as much as we do

Welcome to “Codifying Humanity.” A new Neural series that analyzes the machine learning world’s attempts at creating human-level AI. Read the first article: Can humor be reduced to an algorithm? World-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that AI will be “a billion times more capable” than biological intelligence within the next 20-30 years. Kurzweil’s predicted the advent of over 100 technology advances with a greater than 85% success rate. But, given the current state of cutting-edge artificial intelligence research, it’s difficult to imagine this prediction coming true in the next century let alone a few decades. The problem Machines have no…This...

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