artificial intelligence

MIT Self-Driving Cars: State of the Art (2019) MIT Self-Driving Cars: State of the Art (2019)

– Today I’d like to talk about the state of the art of autonomous vehicles, how I see the landscape, how others see the landscape, what we’re all excited about, ways to solve the problem and what to look forward to in 2019 as we also get to hear from the different perspectives and the…

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Post Scarcity Civilizations: Reality & Simulation Post Scarcity Civilizations: Reality & Simulation

Albert Einstein once said: “Reality is merely an illusion – albeit a very persistent one.” One of the topics we discuss a lot on this channel is simulation, be it virtual or augmented reality, uploading human minds to computers, or simulating whole worlds. Indeed in terms of the Fermi Paradox we often kick around the…

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Post Scarcity Civilizations & Privacy Post Scarcity Civilizations & Privacy

In the future we’ll be so automated that machines will be able to take care of your every want or need, and will be constantly monitoring you to make sure you have anything you could want, except of course some privacy. So today we are beginning our extended look at post-scarcity civilizations. This is going…

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This New State of Matter Is a Liquid and a Solid at the Same Time! This New State of Matter Is a Liquid and a Solid at the Same Time!

Remember when you were a kid and everything was simple and you were told there were just three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas? And then you got older and learned that plasma existed and you thought, “Ok, now I know everything, it can’t possibly get more complicated”? Well, it just got more complicated.…

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Will Superhuman Intelligence Be Our Friend or Foe? | Ben Goertzel Will Superhuman Intelligence Be Our Friend or Foe? | Ben Goertzel

Some people are gravely worried about the uncertainty and the negative potential associated with transhuman, superhuman AGI. And indeed we are stepping into a great unknown realm. It’s almost like a Rorschach type of thing really. I mean we fundamentally don’t know what a superhuman AI is going to do and that’s the truth of…

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Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation

Hey, everyone. This year I’m doing a series of public discussions on the future of the Internet and society and some of the big issues around that. And today I’m here with Yuval Noah Harari. A great historian and best-selling author of a number of books. His first book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,…

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