Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Lords of Kobol, what is that?

In a previous post, I weighed concerns over an artificial intelligence running amok with the potential for a cataclysmic impact event.  However, this interstellar visitor takes the prize.

Clearly a spaceship.  Intentions?  Unknown.

Photo Credit:  European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser

Facebook Saves Humanity

As an engineer, there are few stories that amused me more than a recent report that our end would come not at the hands of Skynet, a group of “defense network computers, new, powerful, hooked into everything, trusted to run it all,” but at the hands of Facebook, the social networking site launched from a Harvard dorm room.  The first reports were ominous and entertaining:

Facebook shuts down robots after they invent their own language

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