After the Humans are Gone

Philosophy Now 61 (May/June):16-19 (2007)
Abstract
Recently, on the History Channel, artificial intelligence (AI) was singled out, with much wringing of hands, as one of the seven possible causes of the end of human life on Earth. I argue that the wringing of hands is quite inappropriate: the best thing that could happen to humans, and the rest of life of on planet Earth, would be for us to develop intelligent machines and then usher in our own extinction.
Keywords Philosophy  Artificial Intelligence  Singularity  Humanity's future
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