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https://lukesmith.xyz/notrelated 0:00 The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind 10:00 Consciousness generally 17:11 What Jaynes means by consciousness MUH QUALIA 19:43 What should we expect from the Bicameral Mind 22:39 Emails and User Comments Economics, quantitative methods, Marxism, Big-Branded Nihilism, Emergence, Are rocks conscious?, J.F. Gariepy, Don’t go to college. 34:00 A Greek Vocabulary Lesson 38:57 Le Bronze-Age Collapse Mindset (the Chad Achilles) 43:05 The Eternal Odysseus and Solon 44:50 Whomst are all these voices in my head? 46:53 The Trump inside your head 48:28 How to Organize a Bicameral Theocracy (Not saying it was aliens, but…) 54:39 Amos and Ecclesiastes 57:53 The Rise of the Fedora in the Middle East 59:28 The Words for the Bicameral Voices 1:01:46 Prophecy 1:07:20 Music and Poetry 1:10:40 Psychological states, schizophrenia and possession 1:11:43 The best of the theory and lacunae 1:14:58 Extensions and the Julian Jaynes Society 1:16:17 Big-Braned Levels of Consciousness 1:18:00 Anime pillows
Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as "smart" as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: "Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make." A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?
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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.
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.
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?
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.
This talk was hosted by Boris Debic.