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Nikola Danaylov and John Rennie on TRT World News: Are we nearing the Singularity?

Nikola Danaylov TRT World News 3Last Wednesday morning I and John Rennie participated in a very short televised debate for TRT World News titled “Are we nearing the Singularity?”.

Now, I was totally green-screened, had no TV monitor to look at, my ear-piece — the only input of connecting with the host and my interlocutor kept popping out of my ear, and, as you will see, I am not even in focus. Not sleeping for several days in a row doesn’t help either but, other than that, I think it was all perfect. 😉

Synopsis: After a computer out-smarts a human at a complex game for the first time, The Newsmakers talks to John Rennie and Nikola Danaylov about whether this could be the beginning of the Singularity with artificial intelligence.

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  • CM Stewart

    “The Larry King of the Singularity!”

    Imagine a sufficiently advanced AI repeatedly tested by the obstacles placed in its path by humans. For the AI to keep eliminating the *obstacles* would be silly…

  • Neoliberal Agenda

    Great discussion! I am amazed how many great arguments you managed to bring up in such a short period of time.

  • Bravo!

  • Bob

    Nikola, you handled yourself very well in the interview, well done! The interviewer worded almost all his questions with a negative slant towards AI, and you provided an alternative positive option. I think the average person on the street only sees the skynet side of AI and they need to be educated. I hope more interviews come your way.

  • Dan Vasii

    Eliminating the source would be more reasonable… end of humanity, period?!?

  • Dan Vasii

    You did great, Nikola! I enjoyed the interview! Very interesting and very on the point and pragmatic. It probably provided the most, inenterested people with a proper perspective upon SIngularity. Congratulations!

  • Thanks very much Dan, I am glad you liked it. Though, from my point of view, as usually I am own worse critic so think I could have looked and especially spoken better 😉

  • Dan Vasii

    But the actual quality of an interview depends on the quality of questions, answers just follows…

  • RoseTattoo

    You killed it Nikola, well done !!! I think you need to spend more time on that side of the camera.

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