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Is AI Going to Take Over the World? with Daniel Hulme

Is AI Going to Take Over the World? with Daniel Hulme

Update: 2022-08-031
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Can understanding someone’s digital footprint really make it easier for it to predict what they’ll be doing using AI? Today’s guest is Daniel Hulme. Daniel has a PhD in Computational Complexity and works in the field of AI, applied technology, and ethics. He is the CEO and founder of Satalia, a Tedx speaker, and educator at Singularity University. 

Show Notes:

  • [0:50 ] - Daniel has already been interested in how humans behave and describes how he got into AI.
  • [2:05 ] - AI gets grouped into technology but there are a lot of different types of AI.
  • [3:50 ] - The ultimate goal of AI is to have computers make decisions and learn from the decisions, but that’s not commonplace right now.
  • [5:31 ] - Someone’s digital footprint can be used to learn a lot about them.
  • [6:51 ] - The challenges that we are facing with AI are not ethical challenges, they are safety issues.
  • [8:29 ] - AI is super complex and is becoming more difficult to test.
  • [10:03 ] - AI’s learning isn’t usually the problem. It’s the framework put in place.
  • [11:36 ] - Machine learning is a generalization of the world which can create biases.
  • [14:26 ] - Building explainable systems is incredibly important.
  • [16:20 ] - Daniel gives an example of how AI can use data but why human decisions are still important.
  • [18:16 ] - It’s much more cost effective to have simple solutions than complex ones.
  • [20:35 ] - What is the effect of building a super intelligence? We don’t know. Daniel explains the singularities involved.
  • [21:45 ] - These technologies are replacing people in completing some tasks. This is arguably a good or bad thing, depending on how you think about it.
  • [23:47 ] - There are different safeguards against each of these singularities.
  • [24:56 ] - Daniel shares what he thinks will be the solution.
  • [28:07 ] - Who is going to make this “glorious future”?
  • [29:36 ] - As AI takes the roles of employees in some companies, Daniel believes it will balance out again.
  • [32:01 ] - There are jobs that may be impacted more than others.
  • [33:46 ] - Something else that Daniel thinks may happen is a new economic structure.
  • [35:12 ] - The highest cost for many organizations is human labor.
  • [36:42 ] - There’s a possible paradigm shift that will have to change the way we think about work and money.
  • [39:30 ] - Daniel is optimistic that we’re headed in the right direction.

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Is AI Going to Take Over the World? with Daniel Hulme

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