Carbon

How is it that self-reflecting, intelligent beings come out of non-intelligent matter?

How can a self come out of things (carbon, molecules, atoms, proteins and so on) “as selfless as a stone or a puddle?” How does all that “meaningless” stuff that makes us up in the physical universe, grow into an entity that can refer “meaningfully” to itself, perceive itself, talk about itself, become self-aware?

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Why we shouldn’t fear artificial intelligence

Contrary to popular belief, here are two talks that don’t assume that Robots and AI will kill us.

Jim Stolze argues that artificial intelligence is a lot like the “auto mobile” industry 100 years ago. And that in time this new technology too, will create new markets, new jobs and will turn out to be a solution to a problem we didn’t know we had.

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