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Video / June 08 2020

Nick Bostrom: A.I. Could Destroy Humanity


Listen to Nick Bostrom outline his view that AI has near-term benefits but extreme long-term risks: It could destroy humanity as we know it. Nick sees a fast-approaching transition to an era of machine intelligence that will amplify human abilities in most fields.

But in the long run, Nick believes, the development of human-level artificial general intelligence and superintelligence could bend the trajectory of life and might be the last invention we ever make.

Nick Bostrom is director of Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute, and the author of the bestselling book “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.”

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