Nick Bostrom

fear

We’re Not Ready For Superintelligence

The time for stressing about superintelligent AI will come soon.
Phil Torres
10.10.16
Art

Inside a British Urban Outfitters, a Hypothesis for the Nature of Reality

A popup British art exhibit explores the idea that reality is a computer simulation.
Jason Koebler
6.9.16
News

Elon Musk Says There’s a ‘One in Billions’ Chance Reality Is Not a Simulation

​Elon Musk says he firmly believes reality is a simulation created by a superintelligence.
Jason Koebler
6.2.16
lit up

The Electric Turing Acid Test

If we want machines to truly think—a behavior that involves perspective and intuition and empathy—we need to help them hallucinate.
Andrew Smart
11.25.15
Internet

How the Internet's Collective Human Intelligence Could Outsmart AI

An interview with French philosopher Pierre Lévy on why Elon Musk is wrong about AI.
Jordan Pearson
5.26.15
Reddit

Even AI Scientists Can't Agree on AI Risks

Will robots kill us all one day? A debate on Reddit.
Jordan Pearson
5.13.15
Radio Motherboard

Is the Universe a Giant Computer Simulation? Here's the Evidence

Radio Motherboard talks to the philosopher who invented the "simulation hypothesis" and the Department of Energy researcher who is trying to prove we live in a hologram.
Jason Koebler
5.8.15
philosophy

Welcome to Nick Bostrom's Paper-Clip Factory Dystopia

The AI doomsayer and philosopher sees risk in the most benign machine learning tasks.
Michael Byrne
5.3.15
tech

We Need to Stop Killer Robots from Taking Over the World

Oxford professor Nick Bostrom’s job is to imagine nightmare scenarios for humanity, including plagues, asteroid strikes, and superbugs. He spends a surprising amount of time worrying that HAL 9000-style deranged computers will wipe us all out.
James Pallister
8.12.14