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Steve Omohundro

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Trent McConaghy & Steve Omohundro: Welcome New Players | Gaming the Future Book Club Chapter 9

The Foresight Institute Podcast

Gaming the Future: Technologies for Intelligent Voluntary CooperationOpportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. We explore how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across humans – and AIs. This unlocks Paretotropian futures of high technology in which valuing entities can pursue their highest function through iterative play.This episode is a discussion on chapter 9 of the book: WELCOME NEW PLAYERS | Artificial IntelligencesVoluntary cooperation is a main feature of the civilizational game. It got us to where we are today. We explored how to improve and defend this dynamic from within the game. Gradually, non-human intelligent players are entering the playing field. In a few more iterations, they will be major players. If we want to continue our Paretotropian ascent, we better make sure our cooperative framework is set up to handle a diversity of intelligences pursuing a diversity of goals. Join us:► Twitter: https://twitter.com/foresightinst ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foresightinst► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/existentialhope/► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/foresight-instituteIf you enjoy what we do please support us via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foresightinstituteIf you’re interested in joining these meetings consider donating through our donation page: https://foresight.org/donate/Foresight Institute advances technologies for the long-term future of life, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, biotechnology, space, neurotech and computer science.Subscribe for episodes concerning our programs on Molecular Machines, Biotechnology & Health Extension, Intelligent Cooperation, Space, Neurotech and Existential Hope.

1hr 56mins

12 Aug 2022

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Pluralism Through Personal AIs | Steve Omohundro Interviewed by Puja Ohlhaver

RadicalxChange Replayed

Artificial Intelligence is transforming every aspect of business and society. The usual narrative focuses on monolithic AIs owned by large corporations and governments that promote the interests of the powerful. But imagine a world in which each person has their own "personal AI," which deeply models their beliefs, desires, and values and promotes those interests. Such agents enable much richer and more frequent "semantic voting," improving feedback for governance. They dramatically change the incentives for advertisers and news sources. When personal agents filter manipulative and malicious content, it incentivizes the creation of content aligned with a person's values. Personal AI agents will dramatically transform economic transactions, social interactions, personal transformation, and the ability to contribute to the greater good. But there are also many challenges, and new ideas are needed. Join this fireside chat to discuss the possibilities and perils of personal AIs and how they relate to the RadicalXChange movement. SPEAKERSSteve Omohundro has been a scientist, professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur and is developing the next generation of artificial intelligence. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He was an award-winning computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He is the Chief Scientist of AIBrain and serves on its Board of Directors. AIBrain is creating new AI technologies for learning, conversation, robotics, simulation, and music and has offices in Menlo Park, Seoul, Berlin, and Shenzhen. It is creating Turingworld, a powerful AI learning social media platform based on AI-optimized learning, AI-powered gamification, and AI-enhanced social interaction. He is also Founder and CEO of Possibility Research which is working to develop new foundations for Artificial Intelligence based on precise mathematical semantics and Self-Aware Systems which is working to ensure that intelligent technologies have a positive impact. Steve published the book “Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics”, designed the first data parallel language StarLisp, wrote the 3D graphics for Mathematica, developed fast neural data structures like balltrees, designed the fastest and safest object-oriented language Sather, invented manifold learning, co-created the first neural focus of attention systems, co-designed the best lip reading system, invented model merging for fast one-shot learning, co-designed the best stochastic grammar learning system, co-created the first Bayesian image search engine PicHunter, invented self-improving AI, discovered the Basic AI Drives, and proposed many of the basic AI safety mechanisms including AI smart contracts. Steve is an award-winning teacher and has given hundreds of talks around the world. Some of his talks and scientific papers are available here. He holds the vision that new technologies can help humanity create a more compassionate, peaceful, and life-serving world. Puja Ohlhaver is a technologist and lawyer who explores the intersection of technology, democracy, and markets. She is an advocate of digital social innovation, as a path to rebooting democracy and testing regulatory innovations. She is an inventor and founder of ClearPath Surgical, a company that seeks to improve health outcomes in minimally invasive surgery. She holds a law degree from Stanford Law School and was previously an investment management attorney.


24 Apr 2021

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[AI Futures] The Transition to AGI Governance - with Dr. Steve Omohundro (S1E10)

The AI in Business Podcast

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Steve Omohundro, Chief Scientist at AIBrain. AIBrain is creating Turingworld, a powerful AI learning social media platform based on AI-optimized learning, AI-powered gamification, and AI-enhanced social interaction. Dr. Steve Omohundro received his Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He also founded an organization to support AI safety and another organization to advance new intelligence architectures based on the programming language Omda, the specification language Omex, and the semantics language Omai. Episode topics include: how humans can build safe AI, what facets of AI development might/might-not require global governance, how the international community might best collaborate to prioritize AGI development efforts, and how AI may influence our lives as consumers.


29 Aug 2020

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Steve Omohundro - The ethical implications of artificial intelligence

How Researchers Changed the World

Steve Omohundro is an AI researcher, and currently Chief Scientist for AIBrain, a company creating new technologies for learning, conversation, robotics, simulation, and music. Previous to this, he was an award-winning computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbanaand cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research there. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley.This podcast focuses on Steve's research paper: 'Autonomous technology and the greater human good'. In the paper he discusses the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, and how we can ensure that we design machines that are safe and positively benefit humankind.Find out more about this episode, and our 12-week learning program for researchers at: www.howresearchers.comShare your thoughts on the episode on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn @howresearchers or use #howresearchers


18 Jun 2019

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Nikki Mirghafori and Steve Omohundro: AI and Karma

CIIS Public Programs

In this episode, Artificial Intelligence scientist and buddhist teacher Nikki Mirghafori and computer scientist Steve Omohundro discuss how the concept of karma can guide us as we push forward towards creating non-human intelligence.


25 Jan 2018

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Ep. 47 - Dr. Steve Omohundro on AI, Robots, and Empathy

RoboPsych Podcast

Ep. 47 - Dr. Steve Omohundro on AI, Robots, and Empathy Steve’s Homepage Reinforcement and Inverse Reinforcement Learning Kate Darling on robots and empathy Video NPR Interview Video: Boston Dynamics robots getting knocked down, but getting up again! Eliza, first chatbot Replika Julie Twitter conversation about Replika

1hr 5mins

12 Aug 2017

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Steve Omohundro on AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing

The Henry George Program

Steve Omohundro shares plans for creating provably correct protections against AI superintelligence, and thoughts on how human values can be embued into AI. Resource allocation, decentralized cooperation, and discussions on how Blockchain Proofs of Work/Stake can possibly be compatible with basic needs.

18 Jul 2017

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Ep. 12 - Steve Omohundro, Ph.D.

RoboPsych Podcast

Steve Omohundro RoboPsych Podcast Show Notes This episode include spoilers for AMC's Humans. AMC Humans website, including free episodes Steve Omohundro website Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Jibo Pepper Eliza computerized psychotherapist Julie Carpenter, Ph.D. interview on RoboPsych Podcast School of Visual Arts, Master’s in Branding program The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard, 1957 Kevin Kelly podcast on Tim Ferriss Show Population dynamics in 21st Century Future shock Psychodynamics of approach-avoidance conflicts South Korean autonomous turret weapon Faraday cage Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics

1hr 1min

18 Aug 2015

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Artificial Super Intelligence with Dr. Steve Omohundro plus Body Shaming

Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

Google, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Baidu, Foxconn, and others have recently made multi-billion dollar investments in artificial intelligence and robotics. Some of these investments are aimed at increasing productivity and enhancing coordination and cooperation. Others are aimed at creating strategic gains in competitive interactions. This is creating “arms races” in high-frequency trading, cyber warfare, drone warfare, stealth technology, surveillance systems, and missile warfare. Cynthia Brian finds out what ASI is and how it will affect our world with scientist, author, entrepreneur, professor, and expert on artificial super intelligence, Dr. Steve Omohundro. Fat shaming has been a #hashtag topic of conversation with people posting negative comments on social media about people’s body. Now the new trend is skinny shaming. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany tackles way to stop the cyber-bullying and harmful judging.


8 Apr 2015

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Steve Omohundro Talks Technology for a Better World – Podcast #134

The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

Steve Omohundro is a scientist, professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur doing research on natural and artificial intelligence. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. On this episode of Bulletproof Radio, tune in to discover the secret to Steve’s weight loss breakthrough, why Dave fired his doctor, and how you should define artificial intelligence. You’ll also hear about mycotoxins, transhumanism, and non-violent communication. There are a ton of resources below, be sure to check them out!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


9 Jul 2014