Category Archives: Artificial Intelligence

Lords of Kobol, what is that?

In a previous post, I weighed my concern 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

There are few stories that amused my engineering colleagues and me more than the 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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