TECH VISIONARIES Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among a group that’s announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first true AI is “good”, and its backers say they’ve committed $1 billion to the project.
This is an interesting development, considering that Musk previously compared building an artificial intelligence to “summoning the demon.”
THE DEHUMANIZATION of Planet Earth continues as we make way for Humanity 2.0. In the news this week: Treating depression with emojis, robots designed with free will, and robots for search and rescue (funded by the Defense Department)–or to replace a spouse who might one day take all your stuff in a divorce.
Also: Mass cloning of animals in China for food and pets, social media replacing actual human contact, and multiple murder at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.