Dec 26, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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A big idea to chew on as you recover from the holiday revelry: A dog is said to be our best friend, but what if technology became mankind's worst enemy? Cambridge University is starting up an institute to keep an…

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Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn on surviving the rise of the machines

Dec 26, 2012
One of the co-creators of Skype thinks we may be in trouble if we don't start planning for a possible real life "Terminator" plot.

A big idea to chew on as you recover from the holiday revelry: A dog is said to be our best friend, but what if technology became mankind’s worst enemy? Cambridge University is starting up an institute to keep an eye on things that could some day wipe out the human race. It’s got a title that would do Albert Camus proud, the ‘Centre for the Study of Existential Risk’.

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