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Artificial Intelligence: 8 TED Lectures on Superintelligence
Artificial Intelligence: 8 TED Lectures on Superintelligence

Why artificial intelligence is dangerous and how it will change our lives and the world around us - you will find answers to these and other questions in a selection of TED talks.

Artificial Intelligence: 8 TED Lectures on Superintelligence
Artificial Intelligence: 8 TED Lectures on Superintelligence

1. Can we create AI and keep control over it?

Neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris discusses why the creation of artificial intelligence is fearful, and the incomprehensibility of the superintelligence. Harris does not believe in the uprising of machines and the genocide of the human race, caused by the fact that robots are evil and hate us. But the scientist admits the possibility that humanity can comprehend the fate of the anthill, which interferes with the construction of a new home.

2. How can AI trigger a second industrial revolution?

On the other hand, Kevin Kelly, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Weird magazine, believes that artificial intelligence is just a tool, and the statement about its consciousness is fundamentally wrong. In his opinion, artificial intelligence can make a new industrial revolution, because AI can work hundreds, or even thousands of times more efficiently than humans.

3. What happens when computers get smarter than us?

It doesn't matter when artificial intelligence is created - in 20, 40 or 100 years. It is important to understand that in the end we will get a mind that is many times superior to us. Nick Bostrom, founder and director of the Institute for the Future of Humanity, explains that setting the right goals and objectives for developing artificial intelligence is a very important topic. If we neglect it, our civilization may face an unenviable fate.

4. Don't be afraid of super-intelligent artificial intelligence

Grady Booch's positive speech gives hope for the future of artificial intelligence and the human species. While many experts such as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak oppose the superintelligence, Grady Booch comes to his defense. He talks about cooperation and incredible prospects for a harmonious life with a machine mind.

5. How computers learn to be creative

Blaise Aguera and Arcas, head of machine intelligence at Google, explain in detail the principle of machine learning using the example of a neural network that has learned to draw. Of course, we are not talking about canvases like those created by great artists - pictures of a neural network are rather primitive. It is about the machine's ability to perceive and interpret the surrounding space.

6. The incredible and terrifying consequences of machine learning

Neural networks are a fantastic technology that has become a reality long ago. Jeremy Howard talks about the progress in machine learning: where it is being used and what to expect in the future.

7. Artificial intelligence will kill us

Not all experts agree that artificial intelligence will work exclusively for the good. Jay Took, a security expert, suggests thinking about how neural networks and AI can be used by people who are far from science, but strive for total control. Artificial intelligence is capable of processing an enormous amount of information. Jay Took fears that an era of total surveillance awaits us, in which AI will become the main weapon.

8. How the labor market will change with the advent of artificial intelligence

The day when artificial intelligence starts working will change everything: our way of life, our idea of the world and ourselves. We can find answers to many questions. Despite all the advantages, we will have to face a number of problems. Builders, accountants, loaders, as well as hundreds of other professions will disappear irrevocably, and new ones will take their place. The labor market will begin to change rapidly. I would like to believe that all people will be able to adapt to such dramatic changes.

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