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Extreme Events and How to Live with Them by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Darwin College Lecture Series hosts Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb to talk about the impact of extreme events. While COVID is not directly referenced, it’s clear that the current pandemic counts as an extreme event. Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems […]

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The Existential Risks of AI and Biotechnology and What Does Humanity’s Future Hold

Here’s a video focusing on the “existential risks” facing humanity and why the 21st century is like no other. While I think some of this is fear mongering, the video does raise some interesting ethical and policy questions. Threats from artificial intelligence and biotechnology might wipe out humanity as we know it. The nature and […]

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