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The politics of ignorance

The party-political games being played over energy policy are beyond a joke. The only real story in Cory Bernardi’s inevitable divorce from the Liberals was the timing of his departure, just seven months after Liberal voters gave him a six-year … Continue reading

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The bunfight over super-intelligence

Some very bright people think that the quest for artificial intelligence could become an existential threat to humanity. Irving Good was a brilliant statistician and a World War II code-breaker with the legendary Alan Turing. He was also fascinated by … Continue reading

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