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Nick Bostrom

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Nick Bostrom: The Threat Of Artificial Intelligence - Elon Musks Biggest Fear

Valuetainment Episodes

Patrick Bet-David sits down with Nick Bostrom. Nick Bostrom is a New York Times bestseller, was recommended by Elon Musk and Bill Gates among others, and helped to popularize the term "superintelligence". Bostrom believes that superintelligence is a potential outcome of advances in artificial intelligence.  Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/z498dvAYyu0 Recommended videos:  - Futurist & Hacker Reveals How To Solve World's Biggest Problems: https://youtu.be/_HuwgMlbpYY--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/valuetainment/support


3 Nov 2021

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Decoding The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and Nick Bostrom's Simulation Theory


This episode is a mindblowing mash-up of film analysis and philosophy as we discuss the 1999 film The Thirteenth Floor in connection with Nick Bostrom’s simulation theory. Other thinkers cited include, in alphabetical order, Baudrillard, Descartes, Philip K. Dick, Dostoyevsky, Gurdjieff, Kierkegaard, Lacan, Jaron Lanier, Leibniz, Ouspensky, Wilber, Zizek.

1hr 56mins

15 Sep 2021

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The Benefits and Dangers of Artificial Intelligence, with Nick Bostrom and Andrew Ng | Ep. 151

The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute and author of "Superintelligence," and Andrew Ng, founder of DeepLearning.AI and co-founder of Coursera, to talk about what artificial intelligence (AI) is and what's coming in the future, what "superintelligence" is and why it's dangerous, what happens to how humans work when AI runs the world, how AI can help with healthcare in the future, the America vs. China arms race in artificial intelligence, transhumanism and cryogenics, self-driving cars, 3-D printing, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms:Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShowFind out more information at:https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 36mins

26 Aug 2021

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Nick Bostrom and Ros Picard - God, AI & the future of humanity: Is technology the key to immortality?


Episode 2 | Season 3 of The Big Conversation. Prof Nick Bostrom, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University and Prof Rosalind Picard, director of the Affective Computing Research Group at MIT debate the philosophical and spiritual questions raised by AI. Could AI become conscious? Are we living in a simulation universe? Could technology be the key to immortality? For bonus content, updates and details of the Douglas Murray & NT Wright livestream sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show​ We'd love to know what you think of the conversation! Take our survey: https://survey-star.co.uk/technology​​ The Big Conversation is a video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • For Rosalind Picard https://web.media.mit.edu/~picard/​ • For Nick Bostrom https://www.nickbostrom.com/ • For Unbelievable? The Conference 2021 http://www.unbelievable.live • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • Our regular Newsletter https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • The Unbelievable? podcast http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley  

1hr 46mins

23 Apr 2021

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111 | Nick Bostrom on Anthropic Selection and Living in a Simulation

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Human civilization is only a few thousand years old (depending on how we count). So if civilization will ultimately last for millions of years, it could be considered surprising that we’ve found ourselves so early in history. Should we therefore predict that human civilization will probably disappear within a few thousand years? This “Doomsday Argument” shares a family resemblance to ideas used by many professional cosmologists to judge whether a model of the universe is natural or not. Philosopher Nick Bostrom is the world’s expert on these kinds of anthropic arguments. We talk through them, leading to the biggest doozy of them all: the idea that our perceived reality might be a computer simulation being run by enormously more powerful beings.Support Mindscape on Patreon.Nick Bostrom received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics. He also has bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, mathematics, logic, and artificial intelligence from the University of Gothenburg, an M.A. in philosophy and physics from the University of Stockholm, and an M.Sc. in computational neuroscience from King’s College London. He is currently a Professor of Applied Ethics at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute, and Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology. He is the author of Anthropic Bias: Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.Web siteOxford web pageWikipediaAmazon author pageTalk on the Simulation ArgumentSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 20mins

24 Aug 2020

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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers Strategies - Nick Bostrom

Books Brothers

Many smart people out there say AI is an existential risk. AI Armageddon is certainly is a top-5 concern of  enough people that we feel it warrants a deeper understanding. And in Superintelligence, Bostrom is the perfect robot-impersonating-author to teach us AI 101 while simultaneously capturing AI’s full scale and magnitude. He talked to everybody and covers the biggest questions: what are all the potential outcomes? How likely is AI? When might it happen? What’s the history of AI technology and are we excited about nothing? If an artificial intelligence does take over what would it do? High-probability take-over-the-world is on the early menu.  Plus, what’s the world’s current #robotpopulation? Could #serversruntheworld?  This book will make you think differently about the way your BRAIN and your SOCIETY operate. This Books Brothers summary will do ALL that and make you laugh.

1hr 5mins

5 Apr 2020

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#83 – Nick Bostrom: Simulation and Superintelligence

Lex Fridman Podcast

Nick Bostrom is a philosopher at University of Oxford and the director of the Future of Humanity Institute. He has worked on fascinating and important ideas in existential risks, simulation hypothesis, human enhancement ethics, and the risks of superintelligent AI systems, including in his book Superintelligence. I can see talking to Nick multiple times on this podcast, many hours each time, but we have to start somewhere. Support this podcast by signing up with these sponsors: – Cash App – use code “LexPodcast” and download: – Cash App (App Store): https://apple.co/2sPrUHe – Cash App (Google Play): https://bit.ly/2MlvP5w EPISODE LINKS: Nick’s

1hr 57mins

26 Mar 2020

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What If We Are Living in a Simulation? - Guest: Nick Bostrom

What If, discussed.

"What Is Real?" Many remember the now famous quote from Lawrence Fishburne's character "Morpheus" in the smash hit phenomenon "The Matrix" to the Keanu Reeves' character NEO when pondering whether they might be living in a computer simulation. But "simulation theory" is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. It has become all the rage of the world's top technology minds across Silicon Valley, including most famously Elon Musk who has proposed this as a very real...and likely possibility. But when Musk talks about this subject, he cites Swedish Philosopher, Oxford professor and the world's leading expert on simulation theory, Nick Bostrom. Nick joins "What IF Discussed" today as we all take the red pill and go for a mind blowing journey of pondering "what If we are living in a simulation." Join hosts Richard Garner and Teddy Wilson with some of the world’s top thinkers in science, astronomy, technology, academia and futurism to ponder some of your most popular What If videos. Subscribe to this podcast and please rate & review us. Thanks for being part of the What If community as we embark on an epic exploration of possibilities. Join us online:Web site https://whatifshow.com/podcastYouTube https://www.youtube.com/WhatIfScienceShowFacebook https://www.facebook.com/What.If.scienceInstagram https://www.instagram.com/whatif.show If you’d like to sponsor this podcast, please get in contact with our partners at Notorious - Sales@Notorious.llc Hosts: Richard Garner and Teddy WilsonVoice of What If: Peter SchmiedchenExecutive producer: Steve HulfordSupervising producer: Richard GarnerProducers: Ira Haberman and Stephen HenrikTechnical producers: Adam Karch and Antosia FiedurChannel supervisor: Raphael Faeh Social media: Saida MirzalimovaResearch: Jay MoonTrailer: Evan YueArtwork: Alex GriffithProduction: UnderknownSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/whatifshowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


20 Mar 2020

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Nick Bostrom: "Superintelligence" | Talks at Google

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1hr 12mins

15 Feb 2020

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How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom

TED Talks Daily

Humanity is on its way to creating a "black ball": a technological breakthrough that could destroy us all, says philosopher Nick Bostrom. In this incisive, surprisingly light-hearted conversation with Head of TED Chris Anderson, Bostrom outlines the vulnerabilities we could face if (or when) our inventions spiral beyond our control -- and explores how we can prevent our future demise.


27 Dec 2019