James Barrat is a documentary filmmaker, speaker, and author of the nonfiction book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era. We discuss the progress in financing and engineering AI – the issues of AI safety are still just as relevant as they were in 2013. James thinks we need policy reform – if anyone wants to make a difference, run for cabinet or alert those in cabinet of the issues around AI safety.
We also discuss if AI can help with the AI safety problem itself – in relation to whether AI can understand.
Documentary – Spillover — Zika, Ebola & Beyond: https://www.pbs.org/spillover-zika-ebola-beyond/home/
Book ‘Our Final Invention’ : https://www.amazon.com.au/Our-Final-Invention-James-Barrat/dp/0312622376
Here is the interview we did in 2013