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+.
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.
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