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This week, a self-driving car kills a pedestrian, a burger robot is fired, Does space travel alter our DNA? And experts Tom Cheredar & Gina Lee De Freitas help us decide if it’s time to delete Facebook… and much, much more.
Those concerned about the future of humanity often point to renewable energy or space exploration as areas of endeavor that will become increasingly important. The advances that are likely to come from artificial intelligence (AI), however, could help us achieve these goals as well as others yet unknown. We’ve already seen rapid improvements in the operation of computing devices within our own lifetimes, but they pale in comparison to what the future may bring. “Superintelligent” AIs could in fact hold the key to solving some of the greatest problems of our time: climate change, geopolitical strife, and inequality in all forms may be assessed and even eliminated with the assistance of a God-like computer mind. Continue reading →
This week, we’re joined by Engadget senior editor Devindra Hardawar for his epic review of newly released Windows 10, Universal leaks its own film to pirates, a nightmare for one Apple Music user, Twitter drops stolen tweets, tech leaders speak out against warfare AI, the Amiga turns 30, … and much much more