Saturday, May 18

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Not Afraid of Artificial Intelligence | Within Reason #28


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the importance of having a cosmic perspective, which allows people to see beyond national borders and trivial differences, and instead see the Earth as a fragile planet in the vast expanse of the universe. Despite fears surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), Tyson expresses optimism towards its advancements, arguing that every new technology should be embraced for what it can do for us. While he acknowledges potential risks, he believes that every previous generation has had advancements they would have considered AI that are now part of daily life. Tyson emphasizes the need for precautions and proper management in AI advancement, along with addressing immediate concerns such as the risk of asteroid strikes. The conversation also touches on the controversial aspects of social media and the importance of being sensitive to others’ perspectives.

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