#48 – Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Artificial Intelligence, Free Will, Consciousness, Religion)
In this episode of the Judgment Call Podcast Blaise Aguera y Arcas and I talk about:
- What inspired Blaisee to work so close to the ‘bleeding edge’ of innovation and technology for so many years
- Is the missing ‘explainability’ of AI really a problem?
- Why the complexity of languages (and it’s efficiency) is underrated?
- The impact of the ‘surveillance economy’ on customer perception – will it stay a ‘cat and mouse game’?
- Why the protection of our privacy is “required for survival”?
- How much of an advance will GPT-5 be? Will we become ‘data slaves’ to AI?
- Is there room for ‘personal opinions’ with AIs? Will AI optimize for ‘survival’? Does humanity even ‘optimize for survival’?
- Why ‘developed countries’ have such low rates of fertility compared to ‘developing countries’?
- Is ‘utility’ as a concept really at the core of ‘How the world works’?
- Should we fear AI overlords? Or should we embrace them?
- Is ‘Free Will’ a useful illusion? Is empathy a necessary precursor to consciousness?
- What is the relationship between religion and AI?
You may watch this episode on Youtube – The Judgment Call Podcast Episode #48 – Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Artificial Intelligence, Free Will and Consciousness plus Religion).
Blaise is a software engineer, software architect, and designer. His TED presentations have been rated some of TED’s ‘most jaw-dropping.’
After working with Microsoft for seven years he now heads Cerebra, a Google Research organization.