Chris K. Haley
The article Addressing Existential Risks Associated With The Singularity said
Ryan’s comments on my Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence article were very thought provoking for me. Some of the technological advances coming have existential risks and I wanted to solidify my strategy in addressing those risks.
I have tried to be careful about which organizations I have associated with based on my philosophy of actively enabling the Singularity in a safe manner. The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence has a goal of promoting the development of friendly Artificial General Intelligence. The Lifeboat Foundation is a think tank which contemplates the risks associated with the Singularity and acts as a voice of reason in promoting a balanced approach to these technologies.
You can see a thought experiment going on right now at the Lifeboat Foundation with this poll assessing specific existential risks (runaway nanotech, unfriendly artificial intelligence, asteroid impacts, etc) and my thoughts on how to allocate a hypothetical $100M budget.
Chris K. Haley was the author of this article and runs
Nested Universe, a blog and podcast for artificial intelligence,
singularity, cosmology, physics, robotics, nanotechnology, metaphysics,
and philosophy. He is also Manager, Distributed Systems
Mckesson. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 18th on the
FORTUNE 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to
helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs,
streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient
His interests include: The Singularity, Artificial General Intelligence, Cosmology, Mathematics, Metaphysics, Cognitive Psychology, Consciousness, Quantum Mechanics, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Genetics, and Philosophy. He is intensely interested in promoting and bringing an understanding of the Singularity, Artificial General Intelligence, and other topics to the general public through his blog. He sees the Universe as a collection of nested, fractal levels, with the emergent behavior of organization levels driving its development. The phenomenon of molecules emerges from atoms, cells from molecules, human consciousness from neural networks of cells, and so on thus forming an infinitely Nested Universe. It’s also the working title of his forthcoming book.
Chris authored First Impressions, Past, Present and Future, Emergent Human Intelligence, Are you living in a computer simulation?, Investing for the Singularity, What is the Singularity?, and Vegetarianism as a personal choice for me. Read the full list of his publications!