Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?

 

Did you ever notice that the chip on your credit card looks an awful lot like a SIM card? I never really gave it much thought until my son asked why credit cards with chips are more secure than those with just the magnetic strips. It turns out that there’s a lot of high tech encryption and security going on and this video by LiveOverflow explores it all.