Rise of the Machines: How Computers Could Control Our Lives

Predicting the future is a risky business. If it wasn’t, we’d all be very wealthy by now. The Danish physicist Neils Bohr famously opined: “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future”. Despite this, I confidently predict that machines will come to run our lives. And I’m not alone in this view. US mathematician Claude…

Merging Our Brains With Machines Won’t Stop The Rise of The Robots

Tesla chief executive and OpenAI founder Elon Musk suggested last year that humanity might stave off irrelevance from the rise of the machines by merging with the machines and becoming cyborgs. However, current trends in software-only artificial intelligence and deep learning technology raise serious doubts about the plausibility of this claim, especially in the long…