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Should We Be Afraid or Excited about AI

On an episode of The World and Everything In It, J.C. Derrick interviews Robert J. Marks on the brave new world of ethical questions and dilemmas posed by the growing use and possibilities of artificial intelligence.

Show Notes

  • 00:50 | Should one be more fearful or excited about AI?
  • 02:00 | China, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment
  • 02:30 | Creating art and music versus interpolating within the box
  • 03:30 | Will AI outsmart humans?
  • 04:30 | The fate of genetic algorithms and evolutionary programming
  • 04:50 | Immortality via mind uploading or whole brain emulation
  • 05:45 | The Evanglical Statement on Artificial Intelligence
  • 06:15 | AI and electricity, here to stay

Additional Resources

  • Episode Transcript
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  • The Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” (Passed by Congress September 25, 1789. Ratified December 15, 1791.)
  • Evangelical Statement on AI Is Balanced and Well Informed” by Jay Richards

Should We Be Afraid or Excited about AI