Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI)

Artificial Super Intelligence (ASI):

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence (Part 1 of this post)

The Fermi Paradox โ€“ Why donโ€™t we see any signs of alien life?

How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars โ€“ A post I got to work on with Elon Musk and one that reframed my mental picture of the future.

Or for something totally different and yet somehow related, Why Procrastinators Procrastinate

And hereโ€™s Year 1 of Wait But Why on an ebook.

Sources

If youโ€™re interested in reading more about this topic, check out the articles below or one of these three books:

The most rigorous and thorough look at the dangers of AI: Nick Bostrom โ€“ Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

The best overall overview of the whole topic and fun to read: James Barrat โ€“ Our Final Invention

Controversial and a lot of fun. Packed with facts and charts and mind-blowing future projections: Ray Kurzweil โ€“ The Singularity is Near

Articles and Papers: J. Nils Nilsson โ€“ The Quest for Artificial Intelligence: A History of Ideas and Achievements Steven Pinker โ€“ How the Mind Works Vernor Vinge โ€“ The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era Ernest Davis โ€“ Ethical Guidelines for A Superintelligence Nick Bostrom โ€“ How Long Before Superintelligence? Vincent C. Mรผller and Nick Bostrom โ€“ Future Progress in Artificial Intelligence: A Survey of Expert Opinion Moshe Y. Vardi โ€“ Artificial Intelligence: Past and Future Russ Roberts, EconTalk โ€“ Bostrom Interview and Bostrom Follow-Up Stuart Armstrong and Kaj Sotala, MIRI โ€“ How Weโ€™re Predicting AIโ€”or Failing To Susan Schneider โ€“ Alien Minds Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig โ€“ Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach Theodore Modis โ€“ The Singularity Myth Gary Marcus โ€“ Hyping Artificial Intelligence, Yet Again Steven Pinker โ€“ Could a Computer Ever Be Conscious? Carl Shulman โ€“ Omohundroโ€™s โ€œBasic AI Drivesโ€ and Catastrophic Risks World Economic Forum โ€“ Global Risks 2015 John R. Searle โ€“ What Your Computer Canโ€™t Know Jaron Lanier โ€“ One Half a Manifesto Bill Joy โ€“ Why the Future Doesnโ€™t Need Us Kevin Kelly โ€“ Thinkism Paul Allen โ€“ The Singularity Isnโ€™t Near (and Kurzweilโ€™s response) Stephen Hawking โ€“ Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines Kurt Andersen โ€“ Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence Terms of Ray Kurzweil and Mitch Kaporโ€™s bet about the AI timeline Ben Goertzel โ€“ Ten Years To The Singularity If We Really Really Try Arthur C. Clarke โ€“ Sir Arthur C. Clarkeโ€™s Predictions Hubert L. Dreyfus โ€“ What Computers Still Canโ€™t Do: A Critique of Artificial Reason Stuart Armstrong โ€“ Smarter Than Us: The Rise of Machine Intelligence Ted Greenwald โ€“ X Prize Founder Peter Diamandis Has His Eyes on the Future Kaj Sotala and Roman V. Yampolskiy โ€“ Responses to Catastrophic AGI Risk: A Survey Jeremy Howard TED Talk โ€“ The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

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