Hello, Hal, can you help me with AI?

“Hello, Hal, can you help me about AI?” is the second in a series examining the shift in society caused by technology by Theo Wooster. Building on “Clogs & Conspiracy Theories“, the view shifts to the wider impacts of economic shifts and starts to hint at what can be done to share in the benefits.

Intelligence Revolution

The notion of a machine capable of thinking and acting for itself, has been a topic of myth, legend and speculation for millennia – from the ancient Greek myth of Talos, the bronze automaton who protected Crete from marauders, to the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz and beyond.

From progress made over the last decade, out of the thousands of years such machines have been mythologised, we are on the cusp of these becoming reality.


Clogs and Conspiracy Theories

“Clogs and conspiracy theories” is the first in a series examining the shift in society caused by technology by Theo Wooster starting with a look at the true Luddites

A New Frontier

The world is on the cusp of what may be one the most important developments for mankind since the creation of the internet – and perhaps beyond.

The notion of machines being able to think like humans has been pondered by many thinkers for many years – but finally we find ourselves at the dawn of it becoming reality.

“…For it seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers.”

Alan Turing, 1951