THUNK – 65. The Real Dangers of A.I.

There are many absurd fictional AI-gone-haywire stories, but the real potential of general AI is unsettling.

-Links for the Curious-

Nick Bostrom’s fantastic TED lecture, which I (unconsciously, but unabashedly) summarized in this episode – www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnT1xgZgkpk

Singularity University, Nick Bostrom’s futurology institute – singularityu.org/

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute, another organization with the sole purpose of creating a “friendly AI” – intelligence.org/

The Future of Humanity Institute, which does research & raises awareness on existential risks that humanity is likely to face in the near future (including strong AI) – www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/

As TV Tropes notes, quite aptly, “A.I. Is a Crapshoot” – tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AIIsACrapshoot

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