Artificial Intelligence: Hype, Hope, or Hell coming at us fast, by our own hand?
In Episode #111, Jesse speaks with futurist and author Calum Chase about his book Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence, and the increasing impacts of artificial intelligence on the world’s business and society — and the future of humanity itself.
The prospect of creating a true “AGI” (Artificial General Intelligence) capable of matching human-level thinking is probably the most transformative tech possibility in the coming decades. Nothing would be unaffected. Just imagine being able to mass-produce competent adult-level minds without needing to wait for the decades-long process of physical growth and education…
But that’s ignoring the more exciting/terrifying piece of the AI speculation game: If we can figure out how to manufacture human-level cognitive performance, there’s no reason to suspect that at that point, the sky is not the limit. (Jesse writes at length about that topic here.)
Buckle up for a conversation that is both sober and mind-bending — covering topics from Technological Unemployment to how we can guarantee the morality of political systems when we don’t know for sure which intelligences are actually conscious.
And hang around — if you dare — for a Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick about one of the most taboo subjects on the Internet: A rationalist, secular recipe for Hell (or something close).