“Artificial intelligence is the ultimate powerful technology, because if we ever succeed in making machines that are much smarter than us and keep amplifying their own intelligence, there’s basically no limit to how much we can figure out with their help. There’s also no limit to the extent we could mess up,” warns MIT physicist Max Tegmark. More
“I’ve realized that my neighbors are not just the folks living down the street or over a block, but they are living all around the world. They’re living in Rwanda, they’re living in Kenya, they’re living in Senegal, they’re living in Morocco, and so forth. And we need to be looking out for each other,” says Steve Clarke, a volunteer at Compatible Technology International. More
“If our earth is not the only inhabitable world, what does that imply?” asks Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “That’s an exciting question and the kind of thing I hope will be discussed with joy in these institutions.” More
A neuroscientist and an ethicist ponder the subject of violence and how to prevent it: “It’s beyond a reasonable doubt now that there is this brain basis to crime,” says Professor Adrian Raine. But “we have to be very careful how we use this information,” warns Professor Paul Wolpe. More
Edward Snowden “would be truer to what is morally at stake in his actions and to the highest tradition of civil disobedience if he came home to face the consequences.” More
Once the social network discovered the popularity of religious leaders on Twitter, the company actively began working with religious communities.