About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

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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