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Some scientists fear superintelligent machines could pose a threat to humanity | The Washington Post

Some scientists fear superintelligent machines could pose a threat to humanity | The Washington Post

The world’s spookiest philosopher is Nick Bostrom, a thin, soft-spoken Swede. Of all the people worried about runaway artificial intelligence, and Killer Robots, and the possibility of a technological doomsday, Bostrom conjures the most extreme scenarios. In his mind, human extinction could be just the beginning.

Bostrom’s favorite apocalyptic hypothetical involves a machine that has been programmed to make…

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