Has Evolution already captured AI?

How can evolution “capture” anything?
If evolution has captured AI, then what are the implications for humans?

This post connects two of my favorite topics — AI and evolution. The title question has some provocative onion-like characteristics. To frame this conversation, first we need to define evolution and AI.

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Nature and Nurture

The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture, published in 2003 by Matt Ridley

Ten years after its publication, this book has aged extremely well. Its incisive views of nature vs. nurture, free will, and emotions have opened new paths for exploration.

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Emotions: The Killer App for Humans

Emotions were a killer app for homo sapiens to win the evolutionary strugle against other proto-humans. will they also be a “killer” app in this Age of Intelligence?

Emotions have been a killer app at least twice in human history. The first time, emotions helped us win the evolutionary race for survival. The second time, will emotions help us self-destruct?

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Hope for Humanity: Review of the book A Thousand Brains, by Jeff Hawkins

This is a book of hope for humanity. But more than just hope, Jeff Hawkins has a plan–a plan for all humanity, and beyond. Each of its three sections is largely independent, and yet in the final two, short chapters Jeff Hawkins unites the book into a breathtaking estate plan for humanity.

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