16 July 2008

Scientists: humans and machines will merge in future

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A group of experts from around the world will hold a first of its kind conference Thursday on global catastrophic risks.

They will discuss what should be done to prevent these risks from becoming realities that could lead to the end of human life on Earth as we know it.

Interestingly, on the final day of the Global Catastrophic Risk Conference [at Oxford University], experts will focus on what could be the unintended consequences of new technologies, such as superintelligent machines that, if ill-conceived, might cause the demise of Homo Sapiens.

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