One of the most important insights that I’ve gotten in working with biologists and ecologists is that today it’s actually not really known on a scientific basis how well different conservation interventions will work. And it’s because we just don’t have a lot of data.
Ethical Machines episode 4: David J. Klein
presented by David J. Klein, Roelof Pieters, Samim Winiger
Ethical Machines episode 3: Alex J. Champandard and Gene Kogan
presented by Alex J. Champandard, Gene Kogan, Roelof Pieters, Samim Winiger
For any artists that are working in this field now, if I was good at painting I’d probably be looking at how to find styles that work well with these kind of representations and make them easily automatable or transferable so that if I had fans as an artist they could say, “Hey, I would like to have a picture of my cat painted.”
Ethical Machines episode 2: Jack Clark
presented by Jack Clark, Roelof Pieters, Samim Winiger
If you think about it what we’re doing is we’re turning very high-dimensional mathematic representations of a sort of large knowledge space into intellectual property. Which should be the most frightening idea in the world to anyone. This is from most abstract thing you could possibly try and turn into a capitalist object.
Ethical Machines episode 1: Mark Riedl
presented by Mark Riedl, Roelof Pieters, Samim Winiger
Computers can tell stories but they’re always stories that humans have input into a computer, which are then just being regurgitated. But they don’t make stories up on their own. They don’t really understand the stories that we tell. They’re not kind of aware of the cultural importance of stories. They can’t watch the same movies or read the same books we do. And this seems like this huge missing gap between what computers can do and humans can do if you think about how important storytelling is to the human condition.