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.
Robot citizenship? Saudi Arabia just granted it. What about cyborgs? Or transhumans? This month we look at the politics of the singularity.