About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I Welcome Our Robot Overlords

The consequences of when machine intelligence exceeds our own has been the fodder for fiction, from Terminator to Robopocalypse. But maybe it will play out like the ending of the recent Spike Jonze movie, Her. (Spoilers in the "Plot" section of the Wikipedia entry.) Or maybe the fun WWW Trilogy.

MIRI is one of the groups doing insightful work in preparing for the coming rise of machine intelligence. If you are interested in their work, they are having a summer matching challenge for a few more days.

PS -- if you know a Wikipedia editor, let me know. Thanks!

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