What Will Artificial Intelligence Mean for Humans, as a Culture and as a Species?

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Mon, Jul 15th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Atlantic brings to attention this video by PBS' Off Book that asks what will happen to humans in "10 or 20 or 50 years down the road, when artificial intelligence has expanded its capabilities -- and, presumably, its role in our lives."

While humans have long turned to their tools to expand their capabilities, what will happen when those tools are themselves intelligent -- when those tools, perhaps, have consciousness and consciences of their own? "Once somebody develops a good AI program," NYU's Gary Marcus says, "it doesn't just replace one worker. It might replace millions of workers."

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