The idea that we may come to observe explosive developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has deserved a lot of press lately. In the latest Web Summit, in Lisbon, Stephen Hawking, in one of his last public speeches, warned about the risks of AI and made a number…


In “An Essay on the Principle of Population”, published in 1798, Thomas Malthus argued that economic developments made possible by technological advances would not improve the quality of life for the population in general, because any efficiency gain in the production of goods would be immediately offset by an increase…

Arlindo Oliveira

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