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Comment: Strong AI = child (Score 2) 574

by Thanshin (#48507015) Attached to: Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

It will threaten the human race. It will not threaten humanity, just change it. There is no fundamental difference between creating a strong AI and having a child.

From an external point of view, the singularity is just the moment at which humanity switches from carbon based to silicon based brains. An important milestone, but nothing to be hysteric about.

Comment: 50 MILLION DOLLARS! (Score 3, Insightful) 70

by Thanshin (#48466719) Attached to: Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm

To read the topic you have to first put a little finger near your mouth.

Merck Revenue in 2011 alone was a thousand times that.

The first $500k of the deal were to pay the golden pen they used to sign it. The second $500K, paid dinner, cognac, cigars and the first round of whores.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie

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