Panel: AGI Architectures & Trustworthy AGI
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Panel: AGI Architectures & Trustworthy AGI

The state of the art deep learning models do not really embody understanding. This panel will focusing on AGI transparency, auditability and explainability.. differences btw causal understanding and prediction as well as surrounding practical / systemic / ethical issues. Can the blackbox problem be fully solved without machine understanding (the AI actually ‘understanding’ rather than…

Agency in an Age of Machines – Joscha Bach
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Agency in an Age of Machines – Joscha Bach

This talk is part of the ‘Stepping Into the Future‘ conference. Synopsis: The arrival of homo sapiens on Earth amounted to a singularity for its ecosystems, a transition that dramatically changed the distribution and interaction of living species within a relatively short amount of time. Such transitions are not unprecedented during the evolution of life,…

Foresight Superpowers – an interview with John Smart
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Foresight Superpowers – an interview with John Smart

Anticipating, Creating, & Leading the Accelerating Future John Smart gave an outline of topics in his new book ‘Introduction to Foresight: Personal, Team, and Organizational Adaptiveness‘. John will also speak at the up and coming conference ‘Stepping into the Future‘ – this talk will be ‘The Goodness of the Universe: Outer Space, Inner Space, and…

Automation and the Future of Work with James Hughes (Executive Director, IEET)
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Automation and the Future of Work with James Hughes (Executive Director, IEET)

The pandemic has launched a debate about the future of work around the world. Those who can work remotely have often found they prefer remote or flexible, hybrid options. The Great Resignation has put upward pressure on wages and benefits in the service sector, encouraging the implementation of automation. Climate change mitigation is encouraging a…

The Aesthetic of the Meta-Aesthetic: the Meaning Nexus Between Memeplexes – Andrés Gómez Emilsson
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The Aesthetic of the Meta-Aesthetic: the Meaning Nexus Between Memeplexes – Andrés Gómez Emilsson

Are there facts about whether something is beautiful, or good art, or are such things purely a matter of opinion? A Future Day talk by Andrés Gómez Emilsson Audio: Synopsis: In the spirit of fostering a collaborative relationship between the memeplexes that currently occupy the minds of the post-political intelligentsia, Andrés shares a conceptual framework…

Robin Hanson – UFOs what the hell?
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Robin Hanson – UFOs what the hell?

Robin Hanson gives a talk (starting at 5:31) and addresses questions afterwards on building a plausible story (although perhaps unlikely) of UFA/UFO aliens. Yes, the universe looks completely dead; we see no signs of life outside Earth, even though over millions of years advanced aliens could have made some big visible changes. Some possible explanations:…

Abolitionist Bioethics – David Pearce
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Abolitionist Bioethics – David Pearce

A talk at EAGx Melbourne by David Pearce about suffering and how to get rid of it. David predicts we will abolish suffering throughout the living world. Our descendants will be animated by gradients of genetically preprogrammed well-being that are orders of magnitude richer than today’s peak experiences. David Pearce: First, I’m going to outline…

Joscha Bach – GPT-3: Is AI Deepfaking Understanding?
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Joscha Bach – GPT-3: Is AI Deepfaking Understanding?

Joscha Bach on GPT-3, achieving AGI, machine understanding and lots more! Discussion points: 02:40 What’s missing in AI atm? Unified coherent model of reality 04:14 AI systems like GPT-3 behave as if they understand – what’s missing? 08:35 Symbol grounding – does GPT-3 have it? 09:35 GPT-3 for music generation, GPT-3 for image generation, GPT-3…