reposted from: Sci Fi Science’s episode “AI Uprising” via http://singularityhub.com/2010/12/15/michio-kaku-if-you-cant-beat-the-singularity-join-it-video/
December 15th, 2010 by Aaron Saenz
|Michio Kaku joins The Singularity|
Michio Kaku is one of the most famous modern day presenters in science. He’s authored several best sellers, hosts two radio programs, has the Sci Fi Science TV show (now in its second season), and writes a blog on BigThink. As we’ve shown in the past, he seems to delight in answering questions from average readers and viewers, and no subject seems too far-fetched for him to consider and explain. It’s only fitting then that Kaku take a long look at the Singularity and consider the implications of exponential growth in artificial intelligence. While Kaku doesn’t espouse as optimistic approach to the subject as many others, he does end up with a very positive outlook on what the growth of AI could mean for humanity. I tend to share his view. Accelerating technology is only scary when you view it as separate from ourselves. Once you realize that we are already increasing the ways we incorporate it into our everyday lives (how long do you go between using your phone, the internet, or computer?) continuing along that path starts to make sense. Don’t fear the machine conquering humanity. The machine will become one with humanity.
The following clips were (apparently) taken from Sci Fi Science’s episode “AI Uprising”. The video was uploaded to YouTube by ImYoda69, I make no guarantees of its copyright status.
- Michio Kaku: Invisibility Cloaks, Programmable Matter, Singularity
- Time Presents 10 Questions for Kurzweil: Hello, Mainstream
- PBS Discusses Kurzweil, The Singularity, and Bio-ethics
- Michael Vassar's Insightful Look at the History of Science (video)
- Four Great Science Fiction Authors Weigh In on the Singularity (video)