Nick Bostrom

AI Ethics

Nick Bostrom on Simulation and Superintelligence

Lex Fridman interviews Nick Bostrom. Nick Bostrom is a philosopher at University of Oxford and the director of the Future of Humanity Institute. He has worked on fascinating and important ideas in existential risks, simulation hypothesis, human enhancement ethics, and the risks of superintelligent AI systems, including in his book Superintelligence. I can see talking […]

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Will AI make us immortal? Or will it wipe us out?

Pindex has a thought provoking video on what AI means for humanity. Will AI bring immortality or extinction? Narrated by Stephen Fry, exploring predictions by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom. Sure, there’s quite a bit of hyperbole and fear mongering, but it’s an interesting thought experiment.

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Vinod Khosla on Mental Models

Siraj Raval  interviews Vinod Khosla in the latest edition of his podcast. Vinod Khosla is an Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Philanthropist. It was an honor to have a conversation with the Silicon Valley legend that I’ve admired for many years. Vinod co-founded Sun Microsystems over 30 years ago, a company that grew to over 36,000 […]

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AI Machine Learning

What Happens When Our Computers Get Smarter Than We Are?

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us […]

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