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IntelligenceSquared Debates: ‘Don’t Trust the Promise of Artificial Intelligence’

As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans. But AI’s critics are sounding the alarm, going so far as to call its development an “existential threat” to mankind. Is this the stuff of science fiction? Could the “Terminator” become …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | Genetically Modify Food Or Not

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been around for decades. Created by modifying the DNA of one organism through the introduction of genes from another, they are developed for a number of different reasons-to fight disease, enhance flavor, resist pests, improve nutrition, survive drought-and are mainly found in our food supply in processed foods using corn, …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | “The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion”

The topic of this Intelligence Squared debate is “The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion”. In the words of Blaise Pascal, mathematician and Catholic, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.” Does religion breed intolerance, violence, and the promotion of medieval ideas? Or should …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | “Europe should shut the door on immigration”

The Intelligence Squared Greece, BBC World News and Onassis Cultural Centre debate on the motion: “Europe should shut the door on immigration” For the motion: Douglas Murray Makis Voridis Against the motion: Bernard Kouchner Antigone Lyberaki Moderator: Nik Gowing  

Intelligence^2: Debate | “Karl Marx Was Right”

We can’t say Karl Marx didn’t warn us: capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction. In their chase for ever higher profits, the capitalists shed workers for machines. The higher return on capital means that the share of profits rises and the share of wages falls, and soon the mass of the population isn’t …

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Intelligence^2: Debate | Should Britain Have Fought in the First World War?

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th April 2014. The First World War is not called the Great War for nothing. It was the single most decisive event in modern history, as well as one of the bloodiest: by the time the war ended, some nine million soldiers had been killed. It was also …

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