July 01, 2014

4:30 PM | Will Our First Alien Visitors Come in Peace?
aliens Copyright 2013 RML Echo Films, LLC (2) Will the aliens be robots? The star, Echo, has the metallic skin and glowing-bulb eyes of a mechanical being—something like the machines SETI Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak believes we’ll initially encounter (as opposed to fleshier visitors like E.T.). “I think it’s likely to be some sort of artificial intelligence,” he says. With humanity closing in on AI capabilities, he expects such systems will be […]
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