Is artificial intelligence more of a threat to humanity than an asteroid from space?

Over at Aeon magazine, Ross Andersen has a fascinating story about a group of futurists who are trying to prepare humanity for the intelligence explosion. This is the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses humanity in its ability to control the planet. For these thinkers, AI is a much more deadly threat than… »2/26/13 5:29pm2/26/13 5:29pm