This episode features a discussion of long term trends in artificial intelligence, and the need to make sure that we don’t lose sight of basic human values while rushing to embrace this new technology. The guest is Steve Omohundro, who has worked in AI for many years as a scientist, a professor, an author and an entrepreneur, and who recently founded Self-Aware Systems, a think tank dedicated to studying the implications of AI. The conversation covers how building intelligent machines gives us greater understanding of natural intelligence, and goes on to discuss the nature of thought and of consciousness, how we define what constitutes a “good life,” and whether too much trust in technology can ultimately be harmful. Martin Wasserman hosts.
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1 Long term trends in AI and the need to maintain human values
Segment 2 The nature of thought and consciousness and what makes a “good life.”
Segment 3 Discussion of whether too much trust in technology can ultimately be harmful.