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The Doomsday Invention – The New Yorker

  Nick Bostrom, a philosopher focussed on A.I. risks, says, “The very long-term future of humanity may be relatively easy to predict.” Credit Illustration by Todd St. John Barrier Status: ‘none’ I. Omens Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who […]