Watch: Nick Bostrom: Will Artificial Intelligence Lead Us to a Utopian Future? (
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There are many stories, notions, and theories about what might happen if the development of artificial intelligence goes wrong. But what if it goes right? What if we develop superintelligence safely, govern it well, and make good use of it?

These are the profound questions that today’s esteemed guest, Nick Bostrom, has explored in his highly anticipated new book, Deep Utopia.

Nick is a Professor at Oxford University, where he heads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. He is the most-cited professional philosopher in the world aged 50 or under and is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (2008), Human Enhancement (2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (2014), a New York Times bestseller.

With a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, and artificial intelligence, he is a leading expert in this field so without further ado, let’s dive right into his beautiful utopia!

Key Takeaways:

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:37 Judging a book by its cover
00:06:01 Failed utopian experiments
00:10:47 The future of work
00:16:16 The limits to growth and superintelligence
00:28:30 Simulation hypothesis
00:39:14 The potential for AI alignment
00:47:53 Why Nick hopes there are no aliens
00:50:19 Audience questions
01:03:49 Outro

Additional resources:

📚 Deep Utopia by Nick Bostrom:

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