will robots rule the world?
If we were to create an artificial intelligence that’s more intelligent than we are, would it take over and force us into extinction? Can a machine have a mind equal to or even better than our own? Today, we take a look at such questions, along with some side trips to sharks and whales and monkeys, and rocks and chocolate. I swear the candy thing really was relevant; I just got distracted.
Here’s a video about the chimps who did better at a working memory test than humans.
Here’s an article with more detail about the chimpanzee working memory tests.
Here’s some more info about how sometimes injury or illness can lead to a sudden improvement in mental capabilities.
Here’s a panel discussion on using electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain to improve performance.