The Interchange IT Podcast is honored to have author and documentary filmmaker, James Barrat on the podcast. We talk to James about how he became interested in AI, the people he has interviewed, and how he developed his AI opinions.

We also discussed the fallacies of Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and the concerns that come with AI. One of these concerns is the rise of smart malware attacks.

We end the episode with a little game we like to call “Is McKay Being Realistic or Crazy?” Here are McKay’s scenarios. Give the podcast a listen to hear what James has to say.

  • In 15 years, we’ll talk to Siri or Amazon Alexa and you won’t be able to tell the difference between the AI and a human voice
  • In 25 years, there will be massive job displacement due to AI
  • In 25 years, robots will be commonplace in society
  • In 50-75 years, robots will be creating new robots that threaten humans

Read James Barrat’s book, Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era to find out more.


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