27. April 2015

AI Doomsayer Says His Ideas Are Catching On

Filed under: Presse — Schlagwörter: — berndvo @ 17:39

Philosopher Nick Bostrom says major tech companies are listening to his warnings about investing in “AI safety” research.

Over the past year, Oxford University philosophy professor Nick Bostrom has gained visibility for warning about the potential risks posed by more advanced forms of artificial intelligence. He now says that his warnings are earning the attention of companies pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence research.

Many people working on AI remain skeptical of or even hostile to Bostrom’s ideas. But since his book on the subject, Superintelligence, appeared last summer, some prominent technologists and scientists—including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates—have echoed some of his concerns. Google is even assembling an ethics committee to oversee its artificial intelligence work.




25. April 2015

Nick Bostrom Says We Should Trust Our Future Robot Overlords

Filed under: Presse — Schlagwörter: — berndvo @ 13:14

Is artificial intelligence likely to make humans extinct, or are we smart enough to control it?


Stephen Cass: Hi, I’m Stephen Cass for IEEE Spectrum’s “Techwise Conversations.” We’ve all seen science fiction movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Matrix, where the villain is an artificial intelligence program that has gone rogue. These killer AI scenarios have provided entertainment at the cinema for decades, but some scientists are now warning that we need to take the AI threat very seriously.

There’s a new book out by the Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom that explores this threat in great detail. Bostrom directs Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, and he studies all the ways the human species could be wiped off the planet. In his book, called Superintelligence, he explains how a supersmart AI could arise and destroy us. Now, the book’s a bit dense—Bostrom is a philosopher, after all. So I’m here with IEEE Spectrum Associate Editor Eliza Strickland, who’s read Superintelligence and talked to Bostrom, and we’re going to figure out if there’s any hope for humanity.




4. März 2010

Nick Bostrom: Humanity’s biggest problems aren’t what you think they are

Filed under: Video — Schlagwörter: — berndvo @ 09:30

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