This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the descripti In our era, we are very concerned about how the rise of Artificial Intelligence will affect our lives and society. But could there come a point where we will…Read More Coexistence of Humans & AI
– 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…Read More MIT Self-Driving Cars: State of the Art (2019)
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…Read More Post Scarcity Civilizations: Reality & Simulation
One of the creepiest aspects of pondering life in the universe is when you remove biology from the equation completely. Explored many times in science fiction, the concept of machine life can go from benign and almost human, such as Mr. Data from Star Trek, or it can also go the opposite way as in…Read More Machine Civilizations
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…Read More Post Scarcity Civilizations & Privacy
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.…Read More This New State of Matter Is a Liquid and a Solid at the Same Time!
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…Read More Will Superhuman Intelligence Be Our Friend or Foe? | Ben Goertzel
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,…Read More Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation