Softbank Boss Joins Elon Musk in Warning of Artificial Intelligence’s “Existential Threat”

From Dealbook:

FromThe Singularity is coming, Masayoshi Son says.

The founder of SoftBank, the Japanese conglomerate, had the business world chattering on Monday night with his speech at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. (DealBook is the first to report on it.”)

His main thrusts:

• The Singularity, when artificial intelligence finally outstrips that of humans, will replace huge swaths of jobs.

• The number of sentient robots on Earth will rival the number of humans.

via Morning Agenda: Masayoshi Son Warns of the Singularity – The New York Times

Sam Harris’s conversation with computer scientist and neuroanatomist Stuart Russell explores the issue of developing AI that’s compatible with human well-being in a useful way.