Monday, June 30, 2014


Talking The Walk

HOW WOULD you program a god?

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence research make it increasingly likely that we’ll see a functional machine intelligence sometime in the 21st century. Our guest, Dr. Hugo de Garis, author of The Artilect War: Cosmists vs. Terrans, believes that such a development will inevitably lead to a global conflict for survival that could cause the deaths of billions.

The big question: Can we create an autonomous superintelligence that won’t destroy us?

Here is the link to our previous interview with Dr. de Garis, and here is the essay on X-teched creatures (link opens a PDF document) we referenced during the show. And if you haven’t already, you should listen to Dr. de Garis interviewed by Basil and Gonz on Canary Cry Radio.

  About ‘VFTB’ Host
Derek P. Gilbert hosts the Internet radio show A View From the Bunker and co-hosts P.I.D. Radio with wife, author and analyst Sharon K. Gilbert

He’s a Christian, a husband and father, author of the novels The God Conspiracy and Iron Dragons, and a contributing author to God’s Ghostbusters and Blood on the Altar. He’s a lifelong Cubs fan, prefers glasses to contacts, and has been seen in public singing the high part in barbershop quartets. » Full Bio