Are We Alone – ¡A.I. Caramba!

by Gary Niederhoff on March 29, 2011

When the IBM computer, Watson, snatched the “Jeopardy” title from its human competition, that raised the question of just how smart are machines? Could artificial intelligence ever beat humans at their own game… of being human?

Hear why an A.I. expert says it’s time to make peace with your P.C.; the machines are coming. Also, why technology is already self-evolving, and presenting its own demands. Find out what technology wants.

And, a man who went head-to-chip with a computer and says machines will never beat the human mind. Plus, we take a voyage into “2011: An Emotional Odyssey.”

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Kevin Kelly on what technology wants.
Part 2: New Jeopardy! champ, Watson.
Part 3: Henry Lieberman on the evolution of A.I..
Part 4: Brian Christian on the Turing test.
2011: An Emotional Odyssey (in 3 parts).

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