Michael Anissimov – Artificial Intelligence – Progress Towards Safe AI

Questions/Talking Points:
What interests You about AI?
Academic Reluctance to Focus on AI Safety
Is Friendly AI Research Similar to Any Other Research?
Intelligence as a Taboo
Are Academic Biases Unique?
Defining AGI
Is there a Resistance to a Formal Definition of Intelligence?
Renewed AI Optimism
AI Pessimism
Is there Any Class of Phenomena that You Believe to be Uncomputable in this Universe?
AI Funding
Singularity Skepticism
Singularitarian Dogmas
Singularity Summits
Chance of Human Level AGI this Century
Will an Intelligence Explosion Follow Shortly After Human Level AI?
Convergent Outcomes Affecting the Likelihood of a Singularity
Approaches to Safe AI: Theory or Practise?
Predicting Accelerating Change
Speed Bumps
Is Technological Innovation Slowing Down?
Big Data
Why Create Friendly AI?
Is There a Continuum Between Narrow & General Intelligence?
Friendliness & Reverse Engineering The Brain
De Novo AI & Friendliness
Open Problems in Friendly AI
Flexibility in Solving Friendly AI
The Possibility of an Unintended Hard Takeoff
Making Better Predictions about the Intelligence Explosion
Because AI hasn’t been Invented Yet, It will Never Be Invented
Useful Measures to Help Predict AI

Bio: Michael Anissimov (b. 1984) is a futurist and political thinker focused on emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, previously managed Singularity Summit and worked as media director for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, as well as co-founding Extreme Futurist Festival. The Singularity Summit has received coverage from Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, the San Francisco Chronicle, award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer, The Verge, and a front page article in TIME magazine. Mr. Anissimov emphasizes the need for research into artificial intelligence goal systems to develop “Friendly Artificial Intelligence” for human civilization to successfully navigate the intelligence explosion. He appears in print, on podcasts, in documentaries, public speaking at conferences, and other media to spread this message. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Michael Anissimov was interviewed by Adam A. Ford November 2012
Source: Adam Ford

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