Read my recent hit ‘provocative’ long read for Wired in full bellow or the original here. While this story was widely covered in the UK/US media I believe I was the only journalist to go beyond it and ask the big questions behind it. I also secured an exclusive interview with Frank Meehan, one of the founders of Siri and DeepMind.
In 1925, creationists at the Scopes Trial in Tennessee argued against the theory of evolution and in favour of biblical truth. Now, 90 years later, a group of similarly fundamentalist Christians from nearby North Carolina has spent $16,000 (£9,500) on a humanoid Nao robotto explore what is arguably the next stage of evolution on Earth, the coming of the robots….