[EconTalk] Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence

Rodney Brooks on Artificial Intelligence

24/09/2018 by EconTalk: Russ Roberts

Web player: http://podplayer.net/?id=55863783
Episode: http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2018/Brooksartificialintelligence.mp3

Rodney Brooks, emeritus professor of robotics at MIT, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the future of robots and artificial intelligence. Brooks argues that we both under-appreciate and over-appreciate the impact of innovation. He applies this insight to the current state of driverless cars and other changes people are expecting to change our daily lives in radical ways. He also suggests that the challenges of developing truly intelligent robots and technologies will take much longer than people expect, giving human beings time to adapt to the effects. Plus a cameo from Isaac Newton.

Listen Date: 2018-10-02

There was nothing extremely new or insightful for me in this episode. The major lesson I drew from it was to remember not to take extreme predictions seriously.

I suspect that there may have been lots of gems in the interview, but I just didn’t know what they were.

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