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James Tunney – Artificial Intelligence and Human Extinction

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James Tunney discusses his book The Mythic Aim of AI – Maiming the Mind

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Although at the cutting edge of advances in science and technology, artificial intelligence has been centuries in the making. Its conceptual origins can be traced back long before the modern era. But it is only now, in the first half of the 21st century, that the visions of generations of computer scientists, futurists, and science fiction writers alike, may finally be realised. However, while the widespread development and deployment of AI will almost certainly transform human life, it also has the potential to wipe it out. The dangers of AI, we are being told, are only just now beginning to emerge, but in reality the dangers have been known for decades. Taken in tandem with the transhumanist agenda which seeks to incrementally upgrade the human body out of existence, uncontrolled and uncontrollable AI is a fundamental threat to the future of our entire species.

My Vlog series Hauntology & Dystopia examines present and future trends predicted in the past.

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  1. Patrick Burdell says:

    Amazing discussion, I planned on breaking it up into 2 listening but I was hooked and listened to the entire podcast in one sitting.

    1. Greg Moffitt says:

      Thanks! James will be back for part two before Xmas.

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