Can AI Escape Our Control and Destroy Us?

Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn bankrolls efforts to keep superintelligent AI under control

Popular Science
May 22 · 13 min read
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By Mara Hvistendahl

“It began three and a half billion years ago in a pool of muck, when a molecule made a copy of itself and so became the ultimate ancestor of all earthly life. It began four million years ago, when

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