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Elon Musk: On getting to Mars, electric vehicles and the power of AI at ReCode 2016
84 minutes
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks with Recode's Kara Swisher and The Verge's Walt Mossberg about his plans to send a one-way rocket to Mars in 2018. He estimates colonists could start arriving on the Red Planet by 2025. Musk also talks about the proliferation of electric vehicle initiatives that compete with his other company, Tesla, and why autonomous cars will become the norm. He says he doesn't see Google as a competitor, but that "Apple will be more direct." Plus: Why Musk wants more people to have access to the power of artificial intelligence.
Tim Urban: On The Road to Superintelligence
51 minutes
Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. Urban has previously written long form posts on The Road to Superintelligence, and his recent TED talk has more than 6 million views. Tim speaks to his blog Wait but Why and his writing on the impact of artificial intelligence.
Peter Diamandis: On the role of exponential technologies in civil construction
98 minutes
Peter Diamandis, acknowledged globally as pioneer of the innovation, was in São Paulo to discuss the role of exponential technologies in civil construction and how they innovate to create sustainable solution.
Elon Musk: On the future we're building at Tesla, SpaceX and Boring
40 minutes
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson.
Nick Bostrom: On the Simulation Argument
23 minutes
Interview with Nick Bostrom at the Future of Humanity Institute Oxford University. He argues that at least one of the following propositions is true: (1) the human species is very likely to go extinct before reaching a "posthuman" stage; (2) any posthuman civilization is extremely unlikely to run a significant number of simulations of their evolutionary history (or variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly living in a computer simulation. It follows that the belief that there is a significant chance that we will one day become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless we are currently living in a simulation. A number of other consequences of this result are also discussed.
Peter Diamandis: On Why A.I. Will Save the World from Impact Theory
58 minutes
Named one of Fortune’s “50 greatest leaders of all time”, Peter Diamandis is disrupting education and business through his 19 startups and his role as founder and Executive Chairman of the Xprize. Guided by the stories handed down from his father, he used medical school to launch his space exploration and is now a multiple New York Times bestselling author . Dive in with Peter and Tom as they discuss the importance of cultivating passion, curiosity, and grit in this compelling episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu. <br>Peter recalls leveraging familial pressure to become a doctor as a stepping stone toward his true desire. [2 43]<br>Peter talks about cultivating the drive to move in the direction of his passion. [6 01]<br>Peter recalls how his father’s stories shaped his worldview. [10 44]<br>Tom and Peter discuss why telling stories is the best way to encounter a growth mindset. [16 12]<br>Peter reveals the three most important things to nurture in any child. [19 30]<br>Peter spells out the most important elements of thinking like an entrepreneur. [23 57]<br>Peter digs into his fascination with Star Trek and bridging the gap between science fiction and reality. [25 38]<br>Tom and Peter dive deep into his passion surrounding stem cells and human longevity. [33 20]<br>Peter discusses societal changes involving technological unemployment. [43 28]<br>Peter talks about enhancing human intelligence and plugging into meta intelligence. [47 45]<br>Peter explains why he believes we are living inside of a video game simulation. [52 54]<br>Peter defines the impact that he wants to have on the world. [57 18]
Bryan Caplan: Debate with Robin Hanson on whether Robots will eventually dominate the world
85 minutes
Robots will eventually dominate the world and eliminate human abilities to earn wages. Robin Hanson vs. Bryan Caplan. Moderated by Gene Epstein, the economics editor of Barron's.
Nick Bostrom: On the Future of Machine Intelligence at USI
41 minutes
Machine learning is currently advancing at a rapid rate. We will look at some current capabilities, and consider some longer term prospects of artificial intelligence. The transition to the machine intelligence era is likely to have profound consequences for human society. We will also discuss some issues that arise when considering the possibility of machine superintelligence.
Nick Bostrom: On Superintelligence at Google
72 minutes
Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. <br>The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on humans than on the species itself, so would the fate of humankind depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. <br>But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed Artificial Intelligence, to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? <br>This profoundly ambitious and original book breaks down a vast track of difficult intellectual terrain. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time.
Peter Diamandis: On abundance in the exponential era at Singularity University
34 minutes
Peter Diamandis shares how we are rapidly heading towards a human-scale transformation, and how we live in an era of abundance. Peter introduces us to exponential thinking.
Douglas Hofstadter: On the Singularity and Godel, Escher, Bach
34 minutes
In this talk Hofstadter discusses the idea of singularity. He draws on concepts from his books GEB and strange loops give us a look into the future. There are few with the mathematical pedigree and creative mind of Douglas Hofstadter, who gets into the philosophy of singularity.
Kevin Kelly: Kevin Kelly: On CreativeLive with Chase Jarvis
73 minutes
Chase Jarvis welcomes Kevin Kelly as his guest on 30 Days of Genius, a special series of Chase Jarvis LIVE featuring the world's top creative + entrepreneurial minds of our time. Kevin Kelly takes the long view on creativity and technology. Join the visionary idea man and technologist as he talks about applying the creative genius you have to the technology and possibilities of the present.
Daniel Dennett: On the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI
90 minutes
Dennett explored the major themes of his forthcoming book, 'From Bacteria to Bach and Back', including how our minds came into existence, how our brains work, and how ideas are culturally transmitted. He exploded many of the notions we take for granted about how we think – such as the idea of the individual – offering instead a bold new explanation of human consciousness which views it largely as a product of cultural evolution built up over millennia.<br>Sharing the stage with Dennett were key figures from the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists, with whom he will engage on what it means to be human.