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Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

‘We as a society have been way too flippant about this’: Max Tegmark in his lab at MIT. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images Artificial intelligence (AI) The Observer Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’ The artificial intelligence expert’s new book, Life 3.0, urges us to act now to decide […]

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What if we’re living in a computer simulation?

Virtual reality The Observer Virtual reality technology is making great advances, but it has also helped popularise a theory long debated by philosophers and now gaining supporters in Silicon Valley – that the outside world is itself a simulation The Matrix films, starring Keanu Reeves (above), are essentially a reworking of the philosopher Hilary Putnam’s […]