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We’re Worrying About the Wrong Kind of AI
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
No computer has yet shown features of true human-level artificial intelligence much less conscious awareness. Now consider that biologists have been learning to grow functioning “mini brains” or “brain organoids” from real human cells, and progress has been so fast that researchers are actually worrying about what to do if a piece of tissue in a lab dish suddenly shows signs of having conscious states or reasoning abilities. While we are busy focusing on computer intelligence, AI may arrive in living form first, and bring with it a host of unprecedented ethical challenges. read more


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