Monthly Archives: December 2014

Superintelligences Are Already Out There!

Progress in machine classification of images. The error rate of AI by year. Red line – the error rate of a trained human

“I think it very likely—in fact, inevitable—that biological intelligence is only a transitory
phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial intelligence, I believe it is very likely to be postbiological in nature …” Paul Davies Continue reading Superintelligences Are Already Out There!

Is Monogamy Natural?

(Humphrey Bogart): A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it’s only human nature.
 (Katherine Hepburn): Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.
~ The African Queen (1951)

Which is more natural for human beings, monogamy1 or polygamy? If one is more natural, does that make it preferable? Continue reading Is Monogamy Natural?