Intelligence has given humans an advantage over other forms of life. But could human intelligence soon be surpassed, and what would this mean for the human race? In his book, “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” Nick Bostrom writes machine superintelligence, the surpassing of human intelligence by computer intelligence, may occur within this century.

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--Compiled from Gamplaying AI from “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.”