Lecture: Being human in an age of nearly-human machines

Would an artificial intelligence have any more concern for human beings' interests than we have for ants?

Information technology pervades our lives. It is barely ten years since Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPhone, and yet today modern life is unthinkable without the more than 2.4 billion smartphones on planet Earth. What could happen in the next ten or twenty years?

As part of my research project on the ethics of robotics and AI, I gave a lecture at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, at the University of Cambridge, in January 2018 on what it means to be human an age of nearly-human machines. You can watch it below.

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