How Researchers Changed the World

Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast. Follow the story of one passionate researcher every episode, unpacking their motivations for the subject, the challenges of the research, and how their research went on to change the world we live in.


episode 4: Steve Omohundro - The ethical implications of artificial intelligence

Steve Omohundro is an AI researcher, and currently Chief Scientist for AIBrain, a company creating new technologies for learning, conversation, robotics, simulation, and music. Previous to this, he was an award-winning computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbanaand cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research there. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley.

This podcast focuses on Steve's research paper: 'Autonomous technology and the greater human good'. In the paper he discusses the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, and how we can ensure that we design machines that are safe and positively benefit humankind.

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 2019-06-18  33m