Most feel that creativity is something reserved for a few special god-like people when in reality, creativity is nothing more than a persistent learning process. — The Evolve Faster Podcast (Season One, Episode Nine)
DEDICATION: Episode EF11 is dedicated to Elon Musk, one of the leaders of modern world technology development. Besides Tesla and SpaceX, his third company Neuralink, focuses on brain-computer interfaces which could play a huge role in the transhumanism movement. Musk’s work directly influences where the world goes next, although many of us wish his influence was bigger. Yet, his work is pioneering the path to a new era for humanity. Luckily, we have Musk and not the anti-hero in Episode EF11.
Aldford Herbert, a famous science fiction writer, is on the brink of finishing his latest novel about a realistic, dark future of artificial intelligence. A stroke of luck provides him with an opportunity to talk to Cynthia Butler, the mastermind behind the world’s most bleeding edge AI company. Aldford sees this as the perfect opportunity to secretly learn how precise his fictional predictions might be. What he doesn’t know is that Cynthia might just have a mysterious, and even more insidious agenda than his own. This episode of the Evolve Faster Podcast will investigate AI development from perspectives of deep learning to related neuroscience and several key technological advances in between. Technology and AI is rapidly evolving at a rate much faster than humanity ever did or could hope for. It’s not about if AI will achieve consciousness, but when will we be at least fooled into thinking it has? But does the rapid development automatically mean the end of humankind as we know it? Or is there an alternative route where co-existence is a brighter version of life as it is today?