On August 11, 2017, Steve Omohundro did an podcast with Tom Guarriello and Julie Carpenter on Tom’s “RoboPsych” podcast titled “Dr. Steve Omohundro on AI. Robots, and Empathy”. Here’s the podcast together with background material:
On July 26, 2017, Steve Omohundro was on a panel hosted by the Ashoka Foundation and the Hive on “Empathy and Technology”.
What is the role of empathy in technology — and what should it be?
Role of Empathy in Technology
Here is a video of the event on Facebook:
On July 15, 2017, Steve Omohundro did an interview with Mark Mollineaux’s radio show “The Henry George Program” on “AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing”. Here’s a description of the show:
Steve Omohundro on AI Risk, Human Values, and Decentralized Resource Sharing
ReleasedJul 18, 2017
Steve Omohundro shares plans for creating provably correct protections against AI superintelligence, and thoughts on how human values can be imbued into AI. Resource allocation, decentralized cooperation, and discussions on how Blockchain Proofs of Work/Stake can possibly be compatible with basic needs.
Here’s a link to the show on CastBox:
and on iTunes:
On May 25, 2017 Steve Omohundro spoke in Jerry Kaplan’s Stanford CS22a class “Social and Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence” on “Social Impact and Ethics of AI”.
Here’s Steve’s bio:
Steve Omohundro founded Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems to develop beneficial intelligent technologies. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from Berkeley. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book “Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics”, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, invented many machine learning algorithms (including manifold learning, model merging, bumptrees, and family discovery), and built systems that learn to read lips, control robots, and induce grammars. He’s done internationally recognized work on AI safety and strategies for its beneficial development. He is on the advisory boards of several AI and Blockchain companies.
And here are the slides:
On May 11, 2017 Steve Omohundro joined Christopher Allen, Brian Behlendorf, Mark Miller, and Simone Syed on a panel on blockchains in San Francisco.
Here’s the video:
On May 5, 2017, Steve Omohundro gave the TiEcon 2017 Machine Learning Keynote in Santa Clara, California on “The Social Impact and Ethics of AI”. Here are the slides: 170505TIE – Social Impact and Ethics of AI.