Google may be trying to take over the world

by [anonymous] 6y27th Jan 20141 min read133 comments

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So I know we've already seen them buying a bunch of ML and robotics companies, but now they're purchasing Shane Legg's AGI startup.  This is after they've acquired Boston Dynamics, several smaller robotics and ML firms, and started their own life-extension firm.

 

Is it just me, or are they trying to make Accelerando or something closely related actually happen?  Given that they're buying up real experts and not just "AI is inevitable" prediction geeks (who shall remain politely unnamed out of respect for their real, original expertise in machine learning), has someone had a polite word with them about not killing all humans by sheer accident?