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Aug 15, 2023

🔴 The Fermi Paradox, Cyborgs, And Artificial Intelligence — My Interview With Isaac Arthur

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, existential risks, robotics/AI

In this week’s live stream, I’m going to share clips of my interview with Isaac Arthur, which you can find the full version on the Answers With Joe Podcast: h…

Aug 14, 2023

How to Survive a Nuclear War: Study Reveals the Safest Places to Wait Out the Conflict

Posted by in categories: existential risks, food, military

New research indicates that Australia and New Zealand are the two best places on Earth to survive a nuclear war. The recently published set of calculations don’t focus on blast-related deaths or even deaths caused by radiation fall-out, which most estimates say would number in the hundreds of millions, but instead look at how a nuclear winter caused by nuclear bomb explosions would affect food supplies, potentially leading to the starvation of billions.

Nuclear War Simulations Performed For Decades

Since the first atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, effectively spelling the end of World War II, war game theorists have looked at a myriad of simulations to determine the potential effects of a full-blown nuclear battle. Many simulations look at the potentially hundreds of millions that would likely die in the initial blasts, while others have tried to model the slower but equally as deadly body count from radiation sickness.

Aug 13, 2023

Daniel Schmachtenberger: “Artificial Intelligence and The Superorganism” | The Great Simplification

Posted by in categories: existential risks, health, robotics/AI

On this episode, Daniel Schmachtenberger returns to discuss a surprisingly overlooked risk to our global systems and planetary stability: artificial intelligence. Through a systems perspective, Daniel and Nate piece together the biophysical history that has led humans to this point, heading towards (and beyond) numerous planetary boundaries and facing geopolitical risks all with existential consequences. How does artificial intelligence, not only add to these risks, but accelerate the entire dynamic of the metacrisis? What is the role of intelligence vs wisdom on our current global pathway, and can we change course? Does artificial intelligence have a role to play in creating a more stable system or will it be the tipping point that drives our current one out of control?

About Daniel Schmachtenberger:
Daniel Schmachtenberger is a founding member of The Consilience Project, aimed at improving public sensemaking and dialogue.

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Aug 12, 2023

Artificial intelligence could lead to extinction, experts warn

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, existential risks, robotics/AI

Heads of OpenAI, Google Deepmind and Anthropic say the threat is as great as pandemics and nuclear war.

Aug 9, 2023

LLMs like GPT and Bard can be manipulated and hypnotized

Posted by in categories: existential risks, finance, internet, robotics/AI

Hypnotized LLMs can help leak confidential financial information, generate malicious code and even cross red lights.

Tech pundits worldwide have been fluctuating between marking artificial intelligence as the end of all of humanity and calling it the most significant thing humans have ever touched since the internet.

We are in a phase where we are unsure what the AI Pandora’s box will reveal. Are we heading for doomsday or utopia?

Aug 7, 2023

AI Expert: “I Think We’re All Going to Die”

Posted by in categories: existential risks, life extension, robotics/AI

There’s no shortage of AI doomsday scenarios to go around, so here’s another AI expert who pretty bluntly forecasts that the technology will spell the death of us all, as reported by Bloomberg.

This time, it’s not a so-called godfather of AI sounding the alarm bell — or that other AI godfather (is there a committee that decides these things?) — but a controversial AI theorist and provocateur known as Eliezer Yudkowsky, who has previously called for bombing machine learning data centers. So, pretty in character.

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Jul 31, 2023

New algorithm ensnares its first ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, information science

An asteroid discovery algorithm—designed to uncover near-Earth asteroids for the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s upcoming 10-year survey of the night sky—has identified its first “potentially hazardous” asteroid, a term for space rocks in Earth’s vicinity that scientists like to keep an eye on.

The roughly 600-foot-long asteroid, designated 2022 SF289, was discovered during a test drive of the algorithm with the ATLAS survey in Hawaii. Finding 2022 SF289, which poses no risk to Earth for the foreseeable future, confirms that the next-generation algorithm, known as HelioLinc3D, can identify near-Earth asteroids with fewer and more dispersed observations than required by today’s methods.

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Jul 29, 2023

The Fermi Paradox Has An Incredibly Simple Solution

Posted by in categories: alien life, existential risks

It’s possibly the most famous question in all of science — where is everyone? Join us today for deep dive into Fermi Paradox. 🌏 Get exclusive NordVPN deal here ➵ https://NordVPN.com/coolworlds It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!✌

The Fermi Paradox has been a topic of keen debate amongst scientists, astronomers and the rest of us for more than seven decades. We can’t resist the urge to speculate about aliens! But what is the paradox even really about? What explanations have been offered? Today, we explore this famous question, and offer a mind-shifting explanation.

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Jul 26, 2023

Map shows how you would be affected by a nuclear bomb

Posted by in categories: existential risks, military

A rather macabre interactive map demonstrates how the area you live in would be impacted if a nuclear bomb were to hit it. Nuclear war is as big a talking point these days as it ever has been. Advert With Russia and Ukraine still at war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made some not-so-veiled threats about nuclear weapon use.

Jul 26, 2023

Meteor which exploded over The Atlantic had force comparable to Hiroshima bomb

Posted by in categories: asteroid/comet impacts, existential risks, military

A meteor has exploded over the Atlantic Ocean with the force of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It’s one of the ways that civilisation as we know it could end, with an asteroid impact sending the human race the way of the dinosaurs. It’s a terrifying prospect, and the film Don’t Look Up with Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio really didn’t help matter with its demonstration of the paralysis and greed which could doom humanity.

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