Show: Future Talk

Episode: 0061 Future Talk - A.I., Robots and Drones

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Episode Description:

In this episode we talk about the related technologies of artificial intelligence, robotics and drones, which when put together can produce machines that can perform an amazing number of intelligent tasks. These technologies create enormous opportunities, but also enormous risks. For example, robotic manufacturing can result in better, cheaper goods, which will greatly increase the general standard of living, but it may also displace a lot of workers who can't compete with the speed, precision and low costs of intelligent machines. In medicine, surgical robots can be more accurate than human doctors, resulting in the saving of many lives. But as weapons of war, inexpensive armed drones can be used by almost anybody against anybody else, creating the potential of global chaos with no place to hide. The guest is Steve Omohundro, who has been a scientist, professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur doing research that explores the interface between mind and matter. He cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, published the book “Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics”, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, and is president of Self-Aware Systems, a think tank that works to ensure that intelligent technologies have a positive impact. He also serves on several advisory boards, including the Cryptocurrency Research Group and the Institute for Blockchain Studies, and we also talk a little about Bitcoin, what it is and how it relates to the other technologies. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Episode Short Description: Steve Omohundro, scientist, author and President of Self-Aware Systems, on the related technologies of artificial intelligence, robotics and drones.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 16:25

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