AP 71 - Technology Vs. Humanity - James Barrat

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I am suggesting that we recognize that in network and interface research there is something as profound (and potential wild) as Artificial Intelligence. Veroner Vinge

In the near future many futurists are talking about how artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. And this makes a very interesting conversation with our boys from Ascend and one of the leading thought provokers on this subject James Barrat. This quickly didn't take long to turn into a very interesting conversation indeed.  Because the truth Is we really don't know what will happen. So its certainly a major topic that needs to be addressed, before we go full steam ahead and create a more advanced monkey than us.

So what lies ahead for us all, what is the future that is yet unwritten, what is the beauty or the destruction that can come from embracing this new advanced technological civilisation into our existence

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

  • What drew you to ask these big questions?
  • Once we create human like intelligence we won't need to create anything else?
  • What will be the stage where the machine, can alter its own code and evolution?
  • Can we resist to intelligence? Can embrace technology but not become it?  
  • Can we actually study AI before we can actually create it? 
  • Human like intelligence technology or the merging of the man and machine is just the next phase?
  • So if machines eventually do get to a point where they transend beyond anything seen before, they solve all the biggest questions in the universe, what is next for them

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MEET JAMES

James Rodman Barrat  is an American documentary filmmaker, speaker, and author of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era.


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