Tue, 10 March 2015
Topic: Artificial Super Intelligence: why it may pose a catastrophic threat to your life and all of human civilization. This is an interview with James Barrat, author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era.
James Barrat has been a writer and producer of television documentaries for more than 20 years. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery, and PBS.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the March 11, 2015 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 30 minutes] This interview was recorded using Skype on March 9, 2015. It will be presented in two consecutive episodes.
Stephen Euin Cobb has interviewed over 350 people for his work as an author, futurist, magazine writer and award-winning podcaster. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. For the last nine years he has produced a weekly podcast, The Future And You, which explores (through interviews, panel discussions and commentary) all the ways the future will be different from today. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author an ebook about the future entitled: Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science.