Stephen Downes

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People are worried about AI taking over, but I suspect that what we'll really see in the future is augmented human intelligence. Research like this suggests what it will look like. "By transplanting human brainlike tissue into rats that are just days old... human neurons and other brain cells can grow and integrate themselves into the rat's brain." Could we do this eventually with human brains? Probably. Could we integrate artificial neurons into infant human brains? Probably. It stands to reason that with the right training and development, an augmented intelligence would be developed. All of this, though, is decades in the future and should be subject to intense ethical scrutiny.

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