VFTB 124: The Artilect War
That’s the warning of artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Dr. Hugo de Garis, author of The Artilect War: Cosmists Vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines. Dr. de Garis believes that the 21st century’s global politics will be dominated by the “species dominance” issue — in other words, the debate over whether we should or should not build these artilects (artificial intellects).
It’s not a happy prospect. Dr. de Garis has coined the term “gigadeath” to describe the horrific and potentially terminal consequences of the Artilect War.
Note: Video from this interview will be incorporated into a forthcoming documentary from Tom Horn on the topic of transhumanism and AI.