AMA [AMA]My name is David Wood of London Futurists and Delta Wisdom. I’m here to talk about the anticipation and management of cataclysmically disruptive technologies. Ask me anything!
After a helter-skelter 25-year career in the early days of the mobile computing and smartphone industries, including co-founding Symbian in 1998, I am nowadays a full-time futurist researcher, author, speaker, and consultant. I have chaired London Futurists since 2008, and am the author or leadeeditor of 11 books about the future, including Vital Foresight, Smartphones and Beyond, The Abolition of Aging, Sustainable Superabundance, Transcending Politics, and, most recently, The Singularity Principles.
The Singularity Principles makes the case that
- The pace of change of AI capabilities is poised to increase,
- This brings both huge opportunities and huge risks,
- Various frequently-proposed “obvious” solutions to handling fast-changing AI are all likely to fail,
- Therefore a “whole system” approach is needed, and
- That approach will be hard, but is nevertheless feasible, by following the 21 “singularity principles” (or something like them) that I set out in the book
- This entire topic deserves much more attention than it generally receives.
I'll be answering questions here from 9pm UK time today, and I will return to the site several times later this week to pick up any comments posted later.
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