Bill Nye Just Nailed Why We’re So Fascinated by Artificial Intelligence

New York — Bill Nye may concern himself with the nuts and bolts of scientific phenomena, but sometimes he likes to get existential. During a discussion on Tuesday afternoon with musician and DJ Steve Aoki, the Science Guy tackled life’s biggest questions: Where did we all come from? How did we get here? Are we really alone in the universe?  As open-ended as these inquiries may be, Nye explained, we’re always attempting to answer them — and our quest to develop sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence is a perfect example. Source: Craig Barritt/Getty Images “Why would you want to create a computer that’s as smart as a human, or acts like a human?” Nye asked the packed audience, who had gathered to hear him and Aoki speak as part of Fast Company’s…


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