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May 6, 2015 Sci-fi thriller Ex Machina explores a variable of artificial intelligence we don't see in most considerations — the potential use of emotions as control, says Marcelo Gleiser.
A warning to us all
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October 2, 2013 The fear of science run amok has been with us as long as the practice itself. But who decides what are the reasonable ethical boundaries for science? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser grabs ahold of this question and advises that blindly placing constraints on certain types of inquiry will not save us from Pandora's Box. We have to be smarter than that.
September 5, 2012 Can the Internet bring you immortality? The answer is yes, as your words and images will remain present for as long as digital archives are preserved.
Michael Fassbender plays a replicant in Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
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June 13, 2012 Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus makes us wonder about the benefits and risks of trying to artificially create life and intelligence in our labs. Could our creations destroy us?
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