…nearer than you think.

Know

Basics

Definitions and background:

Future of Life Institute:  see in particular material for a popular audience and material by Stuart Armstrong

Introductory Resources on AI Safety Research

 

Singularity:  https://www.singularityweblog.com/17-definitions-of-the-technological-singularity/

Various:  https://www.singularityweblog.com/start-here/

Websites/Blogs

Singularity Weblog:  https://www.singularityweblog.com

Machine Intelligence Research Institute:

Future of Life Institute:

Future of Humanity Institute:

OpenAI:  https://openai.com;  see especially blog post introduction —

SingularityHub: https://www.singularityhub.com

Singularity University:  https://su.org

Video

Martin Ford’s TED Talk on “How Well Ean Money in a Future Without Jobs” is clear, compelling and honest in portraying the challenges our society faces with the inevitable job displacement from robotics and artificial intelligence.  He does not take the easy out of most commentators by suggesting that human creativity, combined with education will save the day as in technology threats of the past.  Those almost embarrassing arguments sidestep or ignore the obvious difference this time compared to historical references: machines are rapidly acquiring cognitive skills, not just mechanical skills.  Additionally, the expected rate of improvement of the intelligence of AI will easily outpace our ability to educate people to be competitive, absent radical augmentation of human intelligence. Even that speculative solution will probably fall short

Books

Audio

see SingularityWeblog:  https://www.singularityweblog.com

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