Artificial Intelligence (AI) will one day become the most powerful technology in human history, being either the best thing ever to happen to humanity, or the worst. Polls have shown that most AI researchers expect artificial general intelligence (AGI) within decades, able to perform all cognitive tasks at super-human level. This could enable dramatic acceleration of science and technology, curing  diseases, eliminating poverty and helping life spread into our cosmos. But it could also enable unprecedented inequality, surveillance, power concentration and accidents.  How can we reap the benefits of AI without being replaced on the job market and perhaps altogether?

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Artificial Intelligence News

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GCRI News Summaries

Here are the July and August global catastrophic risk news summaries,…
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AI safety research on NPR

I just had the pleasure of discussing our new AI safety research…

ITIF panel on superintelligence with Russell and Soares

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation held a panel…

CBS takes on AI

CBS News interviewed me for this morning's segment on the future…
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Wait But Why: 'The AI Revolution'

Tim Urban of Wait But Why has an engaging two-part series on…

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

The author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers,…
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Jaan Tallinn on existential risks

An excellent piece about existential risks by FLI co-founder…

Recent AI discussions

1. Brookings Institution post on Understanding Artificial Intelligence,…
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Assorted Sunday Links #3

1. In the latest issue of Joint Force Quarterly, Randy Eshelman…

Russell, Horvitz, and Tegmark on Science Friday: Is AI Safety a Concern?

To anyone only reading certain news articles, it…

Gates & Musk discuss AI

Bill Gates and Elon Musk recently discussed the…
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April 2015 Newsletter

In the News * The MIT Technology Review recently published…
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AI grant results

We were quite curious to see how many applications we’d get…
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Assorted Sunday Links #2

Some links from the last few weeks—and some from the last few…

Wozniak concerned about AI

Steve Wozniak, without whom I wouldn't be typing this on a Mac,…
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MIRI's New Technical Research Agenda

Luke Muehlhauser is the Executive Director of the Machine Intelligence…
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Assorted Sunday Links #1

1. Robert de Neufville of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute…
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January 2015 Newsletter

In the News * Top AI researchers from industry and academia…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh is the Executive Director of the Centre…