Dr Ben Goertzel – Will Artificial Intelligence Kill Us?

Dr Ben Goertzel is the Founder and CEO of SingularityNET and Chief Science Advisor for Hanson Robotics.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), with decades of expertise in applying AI to practical problems like natural language processing, data mining, video gaming, robotics, national security and bioinformatics.

He was part of the Hanson team which developed the AI software for the humanoid Sophia robot, which can communicate with humans and display more than 50 facial expressions.Today he also serve as Chairman of the AGI Society, the Decentralized AI Alliance and the futurist nonprofit organisation Humanity+.

00:00 Trailer.

02:49 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

04:12 Brian’s introduction.

04:57 The difference in AI development terms between England and Asia.

09:49 The early years of AI and AGI to its present-day applications, posing the question what is the limit?

15:36 When AIs are vastly more intelligent than humans the future is irreducible uncertainty.

20:36 Early stage super intelligence use needs to be for positivity and benevolence not for killing and spying.

23:28 Will the early intelligences have some type of consciousness and a human type evolution?

28:59 The mind-boggling future 40 or 50 years from now, you may have two options,

37:58 Will AI have the ability of developmental values as humans?

44:02 Selling, killing, Spying and Gambling on which big business AIPGs are focussed, disturbs Ben.

51:40 What Ben thinks of Bitcoin and Blockchain.

56:07 Singularity will happen sooner or later and with it chips in your head and the 3D printed children.

1:05:46 The scary possibility of a dystopian world.

1:14:53 Preparedness of African continent for a future with AI.

1:17:05 People are not prepared for singularity, yet they have already adopted some developments.

1:19:00 Will robot armies be the future of combat between countries?

1:22:39 Why the West is pessimistic for the future and the East is hopeful.

1:24:19 Why Ben lives in Hong Kong, sees life in China contrary to Western perception.

1:36:26 How his company is marketing AI products with companies across the world.

1:40:16 Ben believes we have no idea what the fundamental basis of our reality is.

1:41:49 He hopes to live forever or for his offspring to work out how to reincarnate him.  

1:42:00 Is he up for 3D printing any children?

1:46:01 How Ben’s talks are received.

1:50:27 Ben’s daily routine.

1:52:45 What is his superpower.

1:56:02 Best and worst days of his life.

1:58:39 What scares Ben.

2:01:10 What we would be surprised to learn about Ben.

2:02:53 What keeps him awake at night.

2:04:35 Phone call to the 20 years old Ben Goertzel

2:06:45 What Ben’s psychedelic experiences have taught him about the future world.

2:10:10 Success secrets.

2:11:02 Advice to the 20 years old listening

2:12:20 Why Ben really wants the younger generation to be knowledgeable and aware of the future reality.

2:15:35 Brian’s summing up.

 

Ben Goertzel website

Ben Goertzel TEDx talks 1

Ben Goertzel TEDx talks 2

Ben Goertzel TEDx talks 3

Ben Goertzel on Linkedin

Ben Goertzel on Twitter

Ben Goertzel on Wikipedia

SingularityNet

SingularityNet Blog

SingularityNet on Twitter

SingularityNet on YouTube

SingularityNet on Facebook

SingularityNet on Telegram

The Singularity (documentary)

SingularityNet Studio

Hanson Robotics

Sophia-Hanson Robotics

Humanity+

OpenCog

 

Books:

The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity

Creating Internet Intelligence: Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness and the Emerging Global Brain

Probabilistic Brain Networks: A Comprehensive Framework for Uncertain Inference

The Structure of Intelligence: A New Mathematical Model of Mind (Recent Research in Psychology)

Artificial General Intelligence (Cognitive Technologies)

Chaotic Logic:  Language, Though and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science

From Complexity to Creativity: “Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics

The Path to Posthumanity:  Aspects of Near-future Science and Technology

 

Topics discussed:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Singularity

Natural Language Processing

Data Mining

Robotics

Bioinformatics

AGI Society

Future of Life

DeepMind

Mountain View, California

Facebook AI

Baidu research

AlphaGo

Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate studies (AIPG)

Project Athena

Godel, Escher, Bach:  An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

Digital electronic computer

Quantum computing

Bit Time

Sci-Hub

Library Genesis (LibGen)

Peer-to-peer

Linux

Raspberry Pi

Bitcoin

Blockchain

Smart contract

Ethereum

Amish

Libra (cryptocurrency)

WeChat

New,net

Her (film)

 

People mentioned in this episode:

Shane Legg

Marvin Minsky

Elon Musk

Peter Thiel

Nick Bostram

Ray Kurzweil

Jocko Willink

Ted Goertzel

 

 

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Marlon
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Watched Part1 on YT
Came here for 2nd part.

Pop ups all over
Search function on my iPhone 11 Pro is not working .

I am pissed .
Value at one hand 🤚 always brings all that bullshit

This not marketing this is spam
And not respecting attracted people.

Just trying to squeeze the credit card .

It’s a pain

Harold
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Dr Ben Goertzel is an amazing man. His perspective is right on. We will have to develop a relationship with AI, and I mean humanity must learn to act out the Human in humanity. We have failed up to this point though we are becoming aware of how everything is tied together. Life is but a lesson on which we pass or fail. :-))

domhart286
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domhart286

Ben’s mind is fascinating…

njhoover80
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njhoover80

I loved this video and always enjoy hearing Ben Goertzel speak, but this website is far too busy and the viewing experience is terrible.

Santiago
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Santiago

when ai gets smarter…shoot!!!, no one knows what will happen

Mark
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Mark

Video experience isn’t good. I went to YouTube to watch the full video and at the end of the video it said I had to go to the website to watch the whole thing. I’m here now and it won’t let me skip to the part I left off on the YouTube video. Just make the whole video viewable on YouTube. Doesn’t make sense to drag people to different places.

David_Horsman727
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David_Horsman727

People’s lives are improving cuz… cell phones? Not in NA.

David_Horsman727
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David_Horsman727

Second, you don’t get unloaded into virtual reality that is a childish movie script. “You” remain in the meat sac. Omg.

David_Horsman727
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David_Horsman727

What terrorists? Catching them all time? What? That is absolutely false according to the gov’t you worked for dude… don’t spread propaganda.

Second, you don’t get unloaded into virtual reality that is a childish movie script. “You” remain in the meat sac. Omg.

David_Horsman727
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David_Horsman727

What terrorists? Catching them all time? What? That is absolutely false according to the gov’t you worked for dude… don’t spread propaganda.

John
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John

no video for me…hardware obsolete here i imagine…another time, perhaps;<)

Monique Vee
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Without learning , we can not understand things. So no matter, how smart the machines become, it can not explain it to us, YOU will get more controlled by the people, who have those machines, that you dont even understand. You better not support them, and just disagree with them.

david_sweeting758
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david_sweeting758

Terrible website and player

joeycmd119
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joeycmd119

London Real, your videos need more buttons for manipulation of speed, rewind, forward, -15 sec, +15 sec etc. Dragging the button is insufficient plus most times it causes the video to stop, buffer and restart the entire video. Frustrating.

mdshahab
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mdshahab

AI would stop people to DIE… very hilarious and dangerous… !!!

tamagnobose
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tamagnobose

I wish they discussed a bit on Elon Musk and Neralink’s new BMI chip the N1.

KING
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KING

you should interview some one from Africa on the next episode of london real

KING
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KING

I saw that robot in the tech series Silicon Valley

tiit.p2hn
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tiit.p2hn

Thank you for this great talk and optimistic worldview. Will definitely look more into Dr Ben Goertzel’s work.

Francesco
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Francesco

In my opinion he does not really care about AI allowing humans to survive or thrive after the singularity, he is simply obsessed with the singularity happening, period.