Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.


The AI Arms Race

An Israeli politician is found dead in his hotel room. The cause of death is identified as a lethal poison, injected through his arm while sleeping. No sign of breaking and entry. An American aircraft carrier is attacked by a swarm of drones. Its defences try to parry the attack but is ultimately overwhelmed by the 100,000-strong swarm. A terrorist group claims responsibility for the attack. France is the first country to impose a blanket ban on autonomous cars after a string of terror-related attacks in which automated cars were used as bombs, killing scores of civilians. Israel identifies the micro-robot responsible for the killing of their spy and traces it to a Korean robotics firm. Furt

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