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Bioethics press synthesis

The history of artificial intelligence: a succession of "disillusions"

11 August 2015

Dr. Laurent Alexandre, an author specialising in transhumanist issues, is publishing a paper on the “false promises of artificial intelligence”. He returns to...

Openletter from experts protesting against autonomous weapon systems

28 July 2015

Yesterday, Monday 27 July, over a thousand people, mostly scientists specialising in artificial intelligence and robotics, called for a ban on autonomous...

A bionic eye to correct age-related macular degeneration

22 July 2015

Raymond Flynn, an 80 year-old man with age-related macular degeneration, lives in Manchester. Last month he underwent surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital...

Artificial intelligence: a robot shows signs of self-awareness

21 July 2015

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have carried out awareness testing in programmable robots – a test which proved positive. “Each of...


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