Achieving human level AI depends on solving two quite different problems, one in computer technology, one in AI programming.
David D. Friedman says human-like robots are a distraction. If general AI arrives, we'll have much more pressing problems to worry about.
Zoltan Istvan describes a complicated future when humans aren't the only sapients around anymore.
If general intelligence is a requirement for citizenship, then we are a long way away from a robot republic.
Roland Benedikter warns that as artificial intelligence rises, liberal societies must retain their humanistic orientation and their respect for human rights. Both are in danger, he argues.