28 minutes | Feb 28, 2021

80 - Tom Chivers - Intelligences Artificial and Human [Public Limited Version]

Tom Chivers, The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World (2019); alternative title The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy: Superintelligent AI and the Geeks Who Are Trying to Save Humanity’s Future Follow Tom on Twitter @TomChivers Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014) Toby Ord, The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (2020) Eliezer Yudkowsky, Rationality: From AI to Zombies (2015) Fantasia(1940) - The Sorcerer's Apprentice, First Part - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VErKCq1IGIU Fantasia(1940) - The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Second Part - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcesnqVF0us Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (1973) Stuart J. Russell, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control (2019) LessWrong https://www.lesswrong.com/ Astral Codex Ten (substack.com) https://astralcodexten.substack.com/ Timestamps 05:23 Why the AI threat is more like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice than The Terminator 15:13 What does it mean to be intelligent? 18:57 “The map is not the territory.” 21:53 Judging veracity based on psychology not facts, the rationalists 28:51 Why the singularity would be so uniquely dangerous 41:41 Utilitarian approaches to suffering 53:50 What the rationalists are like in person
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