Concerning AI | Artificial Intelligence

Concerning AI | Artificial Intelligence

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Exploring Safe and Useful Intelligent Machines
0038: We Don’t Want to Die
Mar 17
See https://concerning.ai/2017/03/17/0038-we-dont-want-to-die/
0037: Listeners Gone Wild
Mar 4
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0036: Baby You Can Drive My Car
Feb 21
Main topic of this show: Unexpected Consequences of Self Driving Cars by Rodney Brooks
0035: New Water Story
Feb 15
What should our values be? Could “Life is Precious” replace the Consumption Story?
Concerning AI: Episode XXXIV – A New Hope
Feb 8
Do we need to do philosophy on a deadline? Can AI help make us better humans?
0033: Mind Game and the Curse of Dimensionality
Jan 31
Wind up your propeller hats! This one is a doozy. Hopefully someone can explain it to me (Ted).
0032: Westworld
Jan 25
In which we talk about Westworld, among other things.
0031: Listener Feedback
Jan 16
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0030: Season 2, Episode 1
Jan 11
It’s been a while since we recorded. What have we been up to?
0029: I Disagree, Therefore I am
Nov 21, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0028: Food for Thought
Oct 18, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0027: Listener Feedback and the Locality Effect
Sep 29, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0026: The Locality Principle
Sep 22, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0025: The Concerning AI Summer is Over
Sep 12, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0024: Simulation Revisited
Jul 21, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0023: That Would Just Be Absurd
Jun 10, 2016
Are people better than robots?
0022: A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning
May 29, 2016
This episode, we talk about this paper: A Few Useful Things to Know about Machine Learning
0021: Some of ’em wear dapper suits
May 9, 2016
We want robot surgeons, bus and taxi drivers and investment advisors. Do you?
0020: AI in Fiction
Apr 26, 2016
Fiction is fun. And, we can’t rely on it to help us figure out what’s going to happen.
0019: Do Ethics Give Cyborgs or Robots an Advantage?
Apr 11, 2016
Human augmentation may be a way for humans to advance on par with non-biological beings (AIs), but do ethical guidelines make that less likely to happen?
0018: The One True Doomsday
Apr 5, 2016
Throughout history there have been doomsayers, yet we’re still here. What makes today’s doomsday scenarios different?
0017: Give them the moon
Apr 1, 2016
What would it mean to entangle with technology rather than leave the biosphere behind? Could we just send the AI to the moon?
0016: More on AlphaGo
Mar 25, 2016
Brandon is back and we talk at length about how AlphaGo works and what the implications are, such that we can see with our feeble human minds.
0015: AlphaGo goes up 3-1 on Lee Sedol
Mar 14, 2016
Human-level (and beyond) Artificial Intelligence appears to be within reach. We’re excited about that possibility and also worried about the risks. Should we be worried? Should you? If so, what can we do about it?
0014: What if AI aren’t “Other”? – A kinder gentler podcast
Mar 2, 2016
From now on, we seek to come from a place or empathy on this show, even when it seems to not make sense. There’s nothing to win here.
0013: Listener Feedback
Feb 25, 2016
Ben’s frustrated with us. Let’s see if we can figure out why.
0012: Evan Prodromou, AI practitioner (part 2)
Feb 18, 2016
This episode is the 2nd (and final) part of our conversation with Evan Prodromou, software developer, open source advocate and AI practitioner extraordinaire. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
0011: Evan Prodromou, AI practitioner (part 1)
Feb 16, 2016
Evan’s awesome. Great to talk with a bona fide AI practitioner. Just getting things started.
0010: Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Feb 11, 2016
We haven’t found strong arguments on the “Don’t be worried. Here’s why …” side of things. We know the arguments must exist, but we can’t find them (send them to us!). So, what to do? Make some arguments up, that’s what!
0009: Deep Learning
Feb 4, 2016
What the heck is deep learning?
0008: Exponentials
Dec 28, 2015
Exponentials are powerful and very difficult to understand (because we think linearly)
0007: Cosmists, Terrans, and Cyborgists
Dec 1, 2015
Are we cosmists or terrans?
0006: Compassion
Nov 17, 2015
Are we missing “compassion” when thinking about our AI descendants?
0005: Paths to Superintelligence
Nov 9, 2015
How might we get to superintelligence? This episode explores some possible paths, or maybe simply directions.
0004: Prioritization of Risks
Oct 19, 2015
Existential risk – One where an adverse outcome would either annihilate Earth- originating intelligent life or permanently and drastically curtail its potential
0003: Skeptics
Oct 2, 2015
The “skeptic” position seems to be that, although we should probably get a couple of bright people to start working on preliminary aspects of the problem, we shouldn’t panic or start trying to ban AI research. The “believers”, meanwhile, insist that…
0002: Consciousness
Sep 22, 2015
Following up on last episode’s question, “What is intelligence?” this episode we attempt to unpack “consciousness.”
0001: What is Intelligence?
Sep 15, 2015
Our goal on this episode is to establish a “good enough” definition of intelligence that we’ll be able to refer back to in future episodes.
0000: Reboot as Concerning AI
Sep 9, 2015
This is a reboot. After recording 4 episodes of what we thought would be the Friendly AI podcast, here is Episode 0000 of Concerning AI.
-1: Embodiment
Aug 15, 2015
Does an AI need embodiment?
-2: Shock Levels
Jul 1, 2015
Shock levels
-3: Running Toward or Running Away
Jul 1, 2015
Is it better to run toward something (compelling) or away from something (scary)?
-4: And So It Begins
Jul 1, 2015
And So It Begins! We didn’t used to be concerned about artificial intelligence, but now we are.