Nick Bostrom

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‘Adventures in Philosophy’ illustrator Paula McGloin with  author Brendan O’Donoghue.  Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The idea of philosophy becoming a core discipline in the Irish education system once seemed like a pipe dream. But now there is a short course on the(...)

Google and Facebook are busy creating AI programmes that can beat the pants off human players at the ancient Chinese board game Go

In his latest best-selling book Superintelligence, Oxford techno-philosopher Nick Bostrom warns of the dangers of developing artificial intelligence w(...)

Paranoid about androids? Serious thinkers are warning about the rise of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Carsten Koall/AFP/Getty Images

The idea of computers taking over the world has long been with us in science fiction. But now serious thinkers are saying it’s not a matter of if, (...)