Sam Harris Can Avoid a Digital Apocalypse

We have been collecting info relating to our AIXprize project.  Here is a 2015 post by Sam Harris concerning the danger of Artificial General Intelligence.  He also revisited his written statement in a podcast.  The important parts of the podcast start at 6:30.  Our project does not seek to build an AGI, but an AI-empowered engineering augmentation tool.  We are including an ethics module into our system.  But whose ethics should we include?

 

Sam Harris Waking Up again…

This podcast has some discussion between Sam Harris and Y.N. Harari about the nature of reality.  For our AI project there is some talk about automation taking jobs and how work gives most humans meaning to their lives at about 50 minutes in.  Universal Basic Income is mentioned.  It is a worthwhile listen.