This is the fifth part of my series on Nick Bostrom’s book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.
Mark Ryden’s art for Michael Jackson’s 1991 album Dangerous. Augusto Podrido/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The album cover for Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous was painted by American pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. In it, he depicts a world in which the boundaries between...
How does the futuristic drive to enhance humans beyond their most worrying biological limits using technological means relate to faith-based approaches to humanity’s worldly limits?
few days ago I started thinking about abstractions whilst reading Surfaces and Essences, a recent book by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. I suspect efforts like Surfaces and Essences, which traverse vast and twisted terrains across cognitive science, are probably underrated...
I have written extensively on why: 1) we should use technology to defeat death; 2) death is one of the greatest tragedies to befall us; and 3) death makes completely meaningful lives impossible. In my recent post I summarized Nick...
This is the third part of my series on Nick Bostrom’s recent book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.
When examining potential points of future change, I use a very purposeful distinction between robotics and intelligent software agents. One is a component of the other.
Jaron Lanier is wrong about AI
When professionals have to communicate difficult or problematic news, we often start out with the strategy of giving bad news first, then following with good news.
Nature magazine recently ran a “point-counterpoint” entitled “Does evolutionary theory need a rethink?”