Novacene. Is a new era of super-clever machines about to begin?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 5, 2019


On the Fourth of July, James Lovelock, eminent scientist, inventor and formulator of the Gaia hypothesis, published a new book. It’s titled Novacene and looks ahead to the end of the “anthropocene” era. Humans, Mr Lovelock, suggests, will be overtaken in cleverness by their computer progeny and the “novacene” era will begin. The “cyborgs”, as Mr Lovelock … Continue reading “Novacene. Is a new era of super-clever machines about to begin?”

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Are they trying to scare us or is this Man Machine stuff for real?

by Rashmee

Posted on February 2, 2019


The inventor Elon Musk recently told Axios that humans have to merge with machines in order to overcome the “existential threat” posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Mr Musk, who is CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, said AI is “just digital intelligence” and by its very nature, it is bound to exceed “biological intelligence… as the … Continue reading “Are they trying to scare us or is this Man Machine stuff for real?”

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Computers aren’t winning everything & competitive human chess is proof of that

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2018


Once upon a time, Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff played competitive chess. In the late 1970s, he retired from it, mainly because he believed the rise of computers would mean the end of human mind games. But now Professor Rogoff thinks differently. As he recently wrote, human chess survives and survives wonderfully well. The match between … Continue reading “Computers aren’t winning everything & competitive human chess is proof of that”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK