BY NOW, YOU’VE probably been taught to gird your sun-starved skin for battle with cancer-causing cosmic rays every time you go outside. If they sink into tissues and get absorbed into the bloodstream, that could be a problem. Then, like other over-the-counter drugs the Food and Drug Administration oversees, sunscreens should be studied to make sure […]

LaMDA, it would appear, has passed Lemoine’s sentimental version of the Turing test. Lemoine, who calls himself an ethicist, but whom Google spokesperson Brian Gabriel contended is a mere «software engineer,» voiced his concerns about the treatment of LaMDA to Google management but was rebuffed. According to Lemoine, his immediate supervisor scoffed at the suggestion of LaMDA’s […]

Many people are suspicious about CBAs, which they think are created by ‘money-minded’ economists who put a ‘value’ on life – something people believe is an impossibility. And indeed, the life of our family members and our friends, cannot be valued on any known metric. We don’t have an infinite […]