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015 – Guest: Karina Vold, Professor of Philosophy, part 2

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How will we keep our current and future artificial intelligences ethically aligned with human preferences? Who do we need to help with that? Answer: A philosopher of the use of emerging cognitive technologies. Karina Vold is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and has recently come from the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She thinks, writes, and speaks about the the evolution of #AI from a philosopher’s perspective. In the second half of this interview we learn about value alignment, the Trolley Problem, and just what those institutes do about AI.  Ever wondered whether you could make a living as a philosopher? Karina will tell you how she has.

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Karina Vold

 

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014 – Guest: Karina Vold, Professor of Philosophy

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This and all episodes at: http://aiandyou.net/ .

 

How will we keep our current and future artificial intelligences ethically aligned with human preferences? Who do we need to help with that? Answer: A philosopher of the use of emerging cognitive technologies. Karina Vold is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and has recently come from the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She thinks, writes, and speaks about the the evolution of AI from a philosopher’s perspective. In this interview we learn about the Philosophy of Mind, the Extended Mind Hypothesis – and find out who Otto and Inga are. Ever wondered whether you could make a living as a philosopher? Karina will tell you how she has.

All this and our usual look at today’s AI headlines

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Karina Vold

 

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013 – Guest: Paolo Pirjanian, Embodied Robotics CEO, part 2

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Have you seen a robot help a troubled child? This week’s guest makes one. This is part 2 of the interview with Paolo Pirjanian, who is the former CTO of iRobot and early leader in the field of consumer robotics with 16+ years of experience developing and commercializing cutting-edge home robots. He led world-class teams and companies at iRobot®, Evolution Robotics®, and others.  In 2016, Paolo founded Embodied, Inc. with the vision to build socially and emotionally intelligent companions that improve care and wellness and enhance our daily lives. We will learn more about how Moxie the robot works, what it can do, and Paolo’s plans for future robots.

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Paolo Pirjanian

 

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012 – Guest: Paolo Pirjanian, Embodied Robotics CEO

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This and all episodes at: http://aiandyou.net/ .

 

Have you seen a robot help a troubled child? This week’s guest makes one. Paolo Pirjanian is the former CTO of iRobot and early leader in the field of consumer robotics with 16+ years of experience developing and commercializing cutting-edge home robots. He led world-class teams and companies at iRobot®, Evolution Robotics®, and others.  In 2016, Paolo founded Embodied, Inc. with the vision to build socially and emotionally intelligent companions that improve care and wellness and enhance our daily lives.

All this and our usual look at today’s AI headlines

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Paolo Pirjanian

 

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011 – Guest: Kristóf Kovács, Mensa Psychologist, part 2

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We’ve spent all this time talking about artificial intelligence and we know what ‘artificial’ means, but what is ‘intelligence’? Who better to answer that than the International Supervisory Psychologist of Mensa, Kristóf Kovács? He is a senior research fellow at Eötvös Loránd University researching cognitive psychology and psychometrics.

Most people are content to define ‘intelligence’ as ‘that which an IQ score measures’, – but what if it’s your job to write the IQ test? To validate those tests? To know what they mean? How can we know what artificial intelligence is until we understand the real thing? Find out more in this episode, when we also talk about what IQ tests are measuring and how to interpret them, what Mensa does, and Kristóf’s research into the g-factor of intelligence.

All this and our usual look at today’s AI headlines and a description of my upcoming continuing studies course at the University of Victoria on the same theme as this podcast, which is open to online enrollment from all over the world; register at https://bit.ly/UVicAIandYou.

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Kristóf Kovács

 

Artificial Intelligence

Continuing Studies Course Now Online!

My continuing studies course, now in its fourth run, will be hosted again by the University of Victoria starting September 9, and this time it will be online! (For the obvious reasons.) Now location is no barrier, I have moved the time to one that is convenient for people all the way from Honolulu to Moscow. Register up to 4 days in advance to allow time to receive an account. The cost is reduced as well!

Wednesdays, September 9 – October 7, 10:00 am – 12:00 . Click here for more information and to register . This course is for anyone with an interest in the short- and long-term future of humanity with respect to the effect of artificial intelligence and has a general focus.

We will have practical definitions and explorations of the nature of artificial intelligence (AI). We will look at the effects of its disruption upon a variety of social institutions and sort out the hype from the science. It is essentially a interactive, real-time application of my book.

Link to flyer: UVic.

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010 – Guest: Kristóf Kovács, Mensa Psychologist

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This and all episodes at: http://aiandyou.net/ .

 

We’ve spent all this time talking about artificial intelligence and we know what ‘artificial’ means, but what is ‘intelligence’? Who better to answer that than the International Supervisory Psychologist of Mensa, Kristóf Kovács? He is a senior research fellow at Eötvös Loránd University researching cognitive psychology and psychometrics.

Most people are content to define ‘intelligence’ as ‘that which an IQ score measures’, – but what if it’s your job to write the IQ test? To validate those tests? To know what they mean? How can we know what artificial intelligence is until we understand the real thing? Find out more in this episode!

All this and our usual look at today’s AI headlines.

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Kristóf Kovács

 

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009 – Guest: Richard Foster-Fletcher, futurist, part 2

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What happens when two futurists talk with each other? You get this episode, with guest Richard Foster-Fletcher, who is doing amazing work in the UK building learning communities such as MKAI (Milton Keynes AI), he is a graduate of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Strategy Course and is the host of the ‘Boundless: Designing Our Digital Future’ podcast, of which I was the very first guest.

In this conclusion of our interview, we talk about how the cultures of organizations facing disruption should change,and some of Richard’s experiences in creating forums for debating AI policies.

All this and some of today’s AI headlines!

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Richar Foster-Fletcher

 

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008 – Guest: Richard Foster-Fletcher, futurist

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What happens when two futurists talk with each other? You get this episode, with guest Richard Foster-Fletcher, who is doing amazing work in the UK building learning communities such as MKAI (Milton Keynes AI), he is a graduate of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Strategy Course and is the host of the ‘Boundless: Designing Our Digital Future’ podcast, of which I was the very first guest.

We reach some heady heights talking about the eventual future of humans in symbiosis with AI, even touching on the Kardashev scale! And yet we also brought it back to the here and now with discussions about what AI learning communities are doing right now to help people understand AI more productively.

All that and our first look at GPT-3!

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

Richar Foster-Fletcher

 

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007 – Guest: Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, neuroscientist, part 2

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This show’s amazing guest has seen naked brains… while they were still in use. This episode concludes the interview with Dr. Ryan D’Arcy. He is a neuroscientist, pictured here with one of his tools, an MRI machine. He co-founded HealthTech Connex Inc., and serves as President and Chief Scientific Officer. HealthTech Connex translates neuroscience advances into health technology breakthroughs. We met on the TEDx stage in Surrey BC, where he was speaking about how he helped Trevor Greene, a soldier who had his head split by an axe while serving in Afghanistan.

See his TEDx talk here.

In this episode, we talk about models of the structure of the brain, the role of pattern recognition, brain-machine interfaces by companies such as Neuralink, and how they might – or should – work. All that and of course our usual look at a headline or two about AI.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

 Dr. Ryan D'Arcy