On AiRR is a new podcast that talks about a the rise of AGI, artificial general intelligence, in the context of one word.

The discussions are a delight to listen to.

The word is “Responsibility” Artificial General Intelligence, One of the very important principles is going to be responsibility interms of A.I. Ethics and also when it comes to people working in A.I. ! The AGI is bound to be responsible and that is what Roldan and Rupesh speak about in this episode with Michelle Zhou CEO and Co Founder of Juji.io The matter of Ethics in A.I. is very serious!  

Stephen Petranek explains why colonizing Mars may be sooner than you’d think in this TED Talk.

It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we’ll make Mars our next home. “Humans will survive no matter what happens on Earth,” Petranek says. “We will never be the last of our kind.” 

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in a series of tweets, has announced how serious Tesla is to bring in great minds together to work on their AI-related projects.

Although the neural networks for computer vision models were written in Python, he added, the Tesla team would need people with excellent coding skills, especially in C and C++.

This emphasis on C and C++ has raised a few eyebrows, since Python right now sits atop the AI world and suggesting any other language in an AI focused environment amounts to heresy.

While some folks will read much into this, I think the answer boils down to two words: embedded systems. 

In order for Tesla to make the kinds of cars it wants to, they are going to need build embedded systems. This is the type of environment where C/C++ still reigns supreme.

Lex Fridman interviews Jim Keller as part of his AI Podcast series.

Jim Keller is a legendary microprocessor engineer, having worked at AMD, Apple, Tesla, and now Intel. He’s known for his work on the AMD K7, K8, K12 and Zen microarchitectures, Apple A4, A5 processors, and co-author of the specifications for the x86-64 instruction set and HyperTransport interconnect. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
2:12 – Difference between a computer and a human brain
3:43 – Computer abstraction layers and parallelism
17:53 – If you run a program multiple times, do you always get the same answer?
20:43 – Building computers and teams of people
22:41 – Start from scratch every 5 years
30:05 – Moore’s law is not dead
55:47 – Is superintelligence the next layer of abstraction?
1:00:02 – Is the universe a computer?
1:03:00 – Ray Kurzweil and exponential improvement in technology
1:04:33 – Elon Musk and Tesla Autopilot
1:20:51 – Lessons from working with Elon Musk
1:28:33 – Existential threats from AI
1:32:38 – Happiness and the meaning of life

Pindex has a thought provoking video on what AI means for humanity.

Will AI bring immortality or extinction? Narrated by Stephen Fry, exploring predictions by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil and Nick Bostrom.

Sure, there’s quite a bit of hyperbole and fear mongering, but it’s an interesting thought experiment.

In the middle of the New Mexico desert lies Spaceport America, a glittering, alien structure advertised as the very first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

It’s home to Virgin Galactic, a space startup that promises to send tourists into orbit as early as next year.

But even if that milestone happens, it will follow years of delays, setbacks, and even tragedy. Local residents in the nearby town of Truth or Consequences were told to expect big things when New Mexico joined the private space economy, but many now wonder if the dream of a space industry will ever materialize. 

Verge Science explores.

Dava Newman is the Apollo Program professor of AeroAstro at MIT and the former Deputy Administrator of NASA and has been a principal investigator on four spaceflight missions. Her research interests are in aerospace biomedical engineering, investigating human performance in varying gravity environments.

This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast by Lex Fridman