IBM Watson for President?

Reading the most recent comments by Billy and LogicFish, I got to thinking about the impact artificial intelligence might have on society, and wondering whether it could revolutionize the way we are governed. I suppose most people – if they think about it at all – think of AI as some aspect of IBM Watson, […]
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Make Way for the Robots

Sofia, an artificially intelligent robot, speaks with Ben Goertzel, AI researcher (left) and Mike Butcher (right), from TechCrunch, at this week’s Web Summit in Lisbon. As America grapples with perceived problems from the past, the problems of the future loom ever closer. And I wonder whether anyone is paying attention. It seems, for example, that Donald Trump’s […]
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In the Age of Robots

  Say hello to the future. And, probably, goodbye to your job. The robots aren’t coming. They’re here. When the police send a robot to blow up that mass shooter in Dallas… When drones fight America’s battles abroad and spy on us at home… When the Washington Post uses robots to cover the Olympics… you know times have […]
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