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John Lennox: False Assumptions in the Hype over AI

Much of the hype over artificial general intelligence seems to be based on false assumptions and presuppositions. Will robots become human? Robert J. Marks and Dr. John Lennox discuss artificial general intelligence, transhumanism, and Dr. Lennox’s book 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity.

Show Notes

  • 00:25 | Introducing Dr. John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University
  • 00:59 | Dan Brown’s Origin
  • 03:22 | Presuppositions
  • 06:15 | Artificial general intelligence
  • 07:53 | Hyperbole in the realm of artificial intelligence
  • 10:55 | The story of Prometheus
  • 12:40 | The wisdom of crowds
  • 13:56 | Transhumanism
  • 16:44 | Augmenting human abilities with technology

Additional Resources

  • 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity website
  • John Lennox’s website
  • 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity at Amazon
  • Origin by Dan Brown at Amazon
  • Max Tegmark at Wikipedia
  • Rosalind Picard at Wikipedia
  • Homo Deus by Yuval Harari at Amazon
  • Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark at Amazon

John Lennox: False Assumptions in the Hype over AI