Kevin Warwick, World’s First “Cyborg,” on Artificial Intelligence
In this episode, we discuss:
- How Kevin Warwick became interested in artificial intelligence and robotics after his father's surgery
- What, exactly, is artificial intelligence, and how does it work?
- Why are folks like Elon Musk and Marc Andreessen so scared about AI, and why should you be?
- Will we be able to create safeguards against AI, and if so, how?
- A discussion of Isaac Asimov and the rules he envisioned for AI
- Is Kevin Warwick optimistic about the next 100 years of humanity?
- Is a “Terminator” type scenario actually possible? (surprising)
- What about economics? What happens when machines fill all the jobs done by humans?
- What jobs is Kevin Warwick optimistic about? What would he recommend for his own children?
- How close are we to passing the Turing test? What is the state of AI right now?
- How did Kevin Warwick come to be the world's first “cyborg,” and what does that mean?
- A description of the superhuman abilities Kevin had as a cyborg
- How will cyborg technology likely make us “superhuman?”
- What will communication look like if and when our brains are connected to the web?
- How will learning be influenced by the rise of artificial intelligence?
- Who will get access to this technology, and who will not?
- The rise of a separate human species – and what will likely happen
- What technologies is Kevin Warwick most excited about?
- Where to learn more about Kevin Warwick
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
- Our previous episode with Aubrey de Grey
- The Terminator
- WestWorld (HBO)
- The Matrix
- The Turing Test (Wikipedia)
- Jonathan's TEDx Talk
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
- Hugo de Garis
- Kevin Warwick on Wikipedia