Our Final Invention – AI And The End Of The Human Era

The Hollywood cliché is that artificial intelligence will take over the world. Could this cliché soon become scientific reality, as AI matches then surpasses human intelligence?

Each year AI’s cognitive speed and power doubles; ours does not. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail — human-level intelligence. Scientists argue that AI that advanced will have survival drives much like our own. Can we share the planet with it and survive?

The recently published book Our Final Invention explores how the pursuit of Artificial Intelligence challenges our existence with machines that won’t love us or hate us, but whose indifference could spell our doom. Until now, intelligence has been constrained by the physical limits of its human hosts. What will happen when the brakes come off the most powerful force in the universe?

This London Futurists Hangout on Air will feature a live discussion between the author of Our Final Invention, James Barrat, and an international panel of leading futurists: Jaan Tallinn, William Hertling, Calum Chace, and Peter Rothman.
For more details of the panellists, see meetup.com

More Posts:

Plastic Fish Tower
Immortality Exists
AR Date With The Most Popular Holographic Singer (+VIDEO)
Solar-Powered Watch With GPS By Seiko
Dr. Ken Hayworth: What is the Future of Your Mind? (Teaser)
Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo
Humanoid Robot NAO Plays Video Game
Robot Performs Successful Surgery On Pig
Sikorsky Completes DARPA ALIAS Phase 1 Autonomous Flight
Ford Targets Fully Autonomous Vehicle for Ride Sharing in 2021