[ExI] Anders interviewed on Australia's Late Night Live about AI

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Jul 16 06:18:12 UTC 2012

On 16/07/2012 00:46, Emlyn wrote:
> I think anyone can listen/download the podcast.
> http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/11th-july-2012/4112990
> Lovely surprise Anders, and a fun interview to listen to.

Thanks! It was a very fun interview. If you scour Australian media 
carefully you will notice I had a busy week - I gave five interviews in 
total. The same evening I was also around on The Drum newsshow where I 
defended one of my papers on love enhancement and talked a bit of 
cryonics. The weirdest moment was after the radio show as I was on my 
way back down the elevator in the ABC building and noticed a small TV in 
the wall showing me in the *live* news show. It took me a moment to 
realize that it was a re-run and I hadn't doubled or time travelled (sigh).

Overall, the RSS 2012 conference I attended was very good. The papers 
can be seen here
My favorite in the "gosh" category is of course the rocket-propelled 
robotic insects,
and the nicest theoretical paper (both in my opinion and the award 
committee) was the one about learning safe control
but my real favorite paper is the one about learning routes using 
*extremely* low resolution imagery
- in principle most of the world's road network could fit on a hard 
drive (but not in practice).

Of course, none of these robots are likely to have a hard takeoff... 
except the rocket insects of course.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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