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This Week’s Topic: Artificial Intelligence
- Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates on Artificial Superintelligence
- The Asilomar Conference on Recombinant DNA
- The outputs of Darwinian algorithms and neural nets are fundamentally unknowable
- Leafcutter Ants
- The Evolution of Complexity
- Darwinian circuit design
- “Our Final Invention” by James Barrat
- “Superintelligence” by Nick Bostrom.
- Oren Etzioni - AI Won’t Exterminate Us
- Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Box Test
- The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation
- Nick Bostrom on Ancestor Simulations and the Paperclip Maximizer
- Ray Kurzweil and The Singularity.
- Paul is not a pipe.
- Andersen Family Dubsmash SuperEdit
- “They took our jobs!”
- Super High Resolution Scans of John James Audobon’s “Birds of America”. (note: if you clicked this link, you made me a deal…)
- David’s Desktop Wallpaper
- David apologizes for being unable to recall the name of René Magritte’s seminal painting “The Treachery of Images” during the conversation.