In this episode, Ankur Gupta and I are back in the sound booth, and talking about way more than just driverless cars. Our project connects with so many different technologies that utilize or integrate some form of AI, that the challenge is knowing what to focus on next. Listen in as we brainstorm, reflect, and simply chat about these things together!
In this first part of what becomes another two-parter, our conversation starts with a look back on our experience of presenting at Starbase Indy, after which we move to a consideration of just how long human beings have been using machines of some sort in our ethical (and non-ethical) decision making.
Many books this past year have been relevant to this topic (and see Subtle Engine’s list of recommended reads on Christianity and technology). Also related in some way to this topic:
AlphaZero underwent peer review
Catastrophically dangerous AI
The sacred and the morality of nationalism
Today’s AIs are a mechanical Turk and we all animate and teach them
The Vatican calls for a ban on killer robots
John Barton on vocation in an era of smart machines
This was the year the robot takeover of service jobs began
Will neuroscience prove a greater threat than AI?
Education must prepare students to work alongside AI
Using AI in an effort to prevent crime before it happens
When life-changing decisions are made by machines
The end of physics and the rise of the machines
Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls
Results of a survey on the morality of robot brothels
Improving brain-computer interfaces
No one at the wheel
The ancient roots of automation
David Brin on owning information
Pygmalion and sex robots
A radical approach to neural networks
Using Machine Learning to Decipher Cuneiform
Franklin Graham, free speech, hate speech, and Facebook algorithms.