Scientists say it’s inevitable: artificial life is on the way. A leading US researcher says we’ll be able to create human-level artificial intelligence by 2029. Does this mean that machines will take over?

In BBC News, Helen Briggs quotes inventor Ray Kurzweil as saying, “[?There’s] not going to be an alien invasion of intelligent machines to displace us?We’re already a human machine civilization; we use our technology to expand our physical and mental horizons and this will be a further extension of that.”

Kurzweil thinks that machines and people will eventually merge, through implanting devices in people’s bodies. We’re already doing this with people who are locked in by disease or injury. To abductees with implants, this sounds familiar!
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