The Coming Superbrain

Artificial intelligence is back in fashion, which raises the question: Will computer intelligence surpass our own?

Others who have observed the increasing power of computing technology are even less sanguine about the future outcome. The computer designer and venture capitalist William Joy, for example, wrote a pessimistic essay in Wired in 2000 that argued that humans are more likely to destroy themselves with their technology than create a utopia assisted by superintelligent machines.”

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