How to Worry Wisely

Phil and Stephen explore future-related developments beginning with a piece from the Economist on why we should move forward (cautiously) with artificial intelligence. If you want a quick lesson in how much the world has changed in recent years, get your head around these ideas:

1. It’s an article on artificial general intelligence in the Economist

2. It takes the idea of AI seriously and points out the risks

3. It says we should go ahead with it.

Welcome to the future, folks!

Other topics:

Tesla’s home battery business goes viral

NASA’s Impossible Drive

IBM’s Watson supercomputer to speed up cancer care

Cars without Windows?

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