What We Should Think about Regarding the Future of Machine Intelligence

author: Nick Bostrom, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
published: Aug. 23, 2017,   recorded: February 2016,   views: 869

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The prospect of machine superintelligence (even if very uncertain and distant) deserves some systematic analysis and discussion, since the consequences would be far-reaching. But what, specifically, are the questions we should ask? What kind of research on this topic is possible now? And what can we do mitigate the predilection of popular media for alarmist stories illustrated with screenshots from Hollywood science fiction movies?

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