The Guardian asks: Are the robots about to rise?

Robot from The TerminatorThe Guardian has a detailed article (here) about Ray Kurzweil, and the prospects for artificial general intelligence.  It’s by Carole Cadwalladr, a feature writer and novelist who has produced a series of speculative pieces about the impact of technology.

Presumably it was the sub-editor who added the obligatory Terminator photo, but it’s still worth a read.

In 2004 Andrew Marr wrote that the default answer to questions like this in newspaper headlines is “No”.  (The observation was later named Betteridge’s Law of Headlines.)  Phew.

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