Home
Mobile version
spiked plus
About spiked
What is spiked?
Support spiked
spiked shop
Contact us
Advertising
Summer school
Top issues
Abortion
Arab uprisings
British politics
Child abuse panic
Economy
Environment
For Europe, Against the EU
Free speech
Jimmy Savile scandal
Nudge
Obesity
Parents and kids
Population
USA
View all issues...
special feature
The Counter-Leveson Inquiry
other sections
 Letters
 Review of Books
 Monthly archive
selected authors
Duleep Allirajah
Daniel Ben-Ami
Tim Black
Jennie Bristow
Sean Collins
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Frank Furedi
Helene Guldberg
Patrick Hayes
Mick Hume
Rob Lyons
Brendan O’Neill
Nathalie Rothschild
James Woudhuysen
more authors...
RSS feed
survey
a-b c-d e-h i-l m-n o-r s-u v-z index
Kevin Warwick
professor of cybernetics at the the School of Systems Engineering at the University of Reading


In terms of Artificial Intelligence I think we will see machine forms of intelligence that can outperform human intelligence in such a broad range of ways that they pose a threat. Humans will undoubtedly defer to such systems.

The challenge is to enhance human abilities more directly in order for humans to directly take on board such intelligence and become one with it. This involves a much better developed interface system between the human nervous system and silicon/technology. An interface system between humans and technology will enable humans to have improved memory and mathematical skills, an increased sensory range and the ability to communicate by thought alone.

From this point of view, the issues society should be addressing in the next 18 years are, the appropriate and increased use of electronic medicine (electronics rather than chemicals for both the treatment of ailments and improvement of health). Society should also consider tailoring and ethically accepting technical enhancements to humans.



Survey home
What we found
Survey responses
Feedback
RSS feed
Anjana Ahuja
Michael Baum
Peter Cochrane
Richard Feachem
Frank Furedi
Michio Kaku
Ken MacLeod
Jonathan Meades
Munira Mirza
Matthew Parris
Ingo Potrykus
Roger Scruton
Ben Shneiderman
Lionel Shriver
Raymond Tallis
Peter Whittle
Josie Appleton
David Baulcombe
Claire Fox
William Higham
Paul Lauterbur
William Graeme Laver
Ken MacLeod
Fiona McEwen
Victor Stenger