Jan 072012

Here’s an interesting piece from the humanities section of the New York Times – a bit old but worth the read (awesome how a piece from two weeks ago is already “old.” INTERNETS!¡). Points on morality, philosophy, and existentialism on and for machines are rather thoughtfully drawn out. Recommended.

And I’ll offer this:
Stabbing forward and further into the human/machine civilization, it might be a good idea to let AI/NBI be, as we are, only vaguely moral. A self-aware & morally pure machine might not be so kind to human nature. Just saying.


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