world of weird things podcast: artificial untelligence

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, but what do they actually mean by that? Turns out nailing down the meaning of the term is a lot harder that it seems at first glance.

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You probably hear the term artificial intelligence about ten times a day now. But what does it actually mean? What makes a machine intelligent? Is it how a certain algorithm works? Is it what the machine is capable of computing? How is it acquired? Turns out that when you try to nail down an exact definition of the term, things start getting very complicated very quickly, not to mention hard to explain. At the same time, since understanding when a computer becomes smart enough to take your job is going to be critical for your future, we have to at least try.

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

When Philosophy Meets Artificial Intelligence
Michael Vassar vs. Weird Things, Round One
Michael Vassar vs. Weird Things, Round Two
Michael Vassar vs. Weird Things, Round Three
Artificial Intelligence Gets A Reality Check
Waiting For The Dawn Of Artificial Intelligence
All Your Jobs Are Belong To Us?
Why We Can’t Bring You Back From The Dead With A Computer
The Trump Administration Is In Denial About Jobs And Artificial Intelligence
Why Humans Won’t Become Obsolete Unless We Choose To Make Them That Way

Related articles and further reading…

Dissecting The One Supercomputer To Rule Them All
How To Tame Your Superintelligent Robot…
Why Do We Want To Build A Fully Fledged A.G.I.?
When Every Myth You’re Trying To Debunk Isn’t Actually Wrong…
Would An Artificial Superintelligence Just Leave Humanity Alone?

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

# podcast // artificial intelligence / computer science / philosophy


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