Artificial Evolution II: Robots making robots

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In August 2014, I wrote a column about artificial evolution. The focus was on the creation of new forms of life, biological or digital, which would then evolve at incredible speeds. The emphasis then was on the software part of life: the algorithms that gave the appearance of intelligence. Recent reports from MIT's CSAIL (computer science and artificial intelligence lab) indicate that researchers were able to create a working robot using a 3D printer. Creating inexpensive robots in itself is not terribly novel.




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Keep in mind that notwithstanding the scale and pace of neurotechnology, the merger of human intelligence with AIM is still in its infancy - albeit an infant that we are vigorously feeding, both intellectually and financially, in order to bring it to maturity as soon as possible. While feeding this infant, we should not forget that humans are fiendishly complex and unpredictable. Human evolution was ignited by an uneven process of natural selection, based itself on greed and fear. Imagine merging these qualities with AIM. What would be the result?