Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California and an author. Programming machines to do what we want them to is a challenge. The consequences of getting this wrong become very grave if that machine is superintelligent with essentially limitless resources and no re...

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California and an author.

Programming machines to do what we want them to is a challenge. The consequences of getting this wrong become very grave if that machine is superintelligent with essentially limitless resources and no regard for humanity's wellbeing. Stuart literally wrote the textbook on Artificial Intelligence which is now used in hundreds of countries, so hopefully he's got an answer to perhaps the most important question of this century.

Expect to learn how artificial intelligence systems have already manipulated your preferences to make you more predictable, why social media companies genuinely don't know what their own algorithms are doing, why our reliance on machines can be a weakness, Stuart's better solution for giving machines goals, what the future of artificial intelligence holds and much more...

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00:00 Intro
00:33 King Midas & AI
06:07 Super-intelligent AI
11:48 Language Challenges
21:42 How AI Could Go Wrong
46:17 Social Media Algorithms
1:03:14 Becoming Enfeebled by Machines
1:20:44 Maintaining Control of AI Growth
1:42:23 Impacts of Stuart’s Work
1:48:01 Where to Find Stuart

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