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'Facing the Singularity' podcast

12 Post author: lukeprog 28 February 2012 03:22AM

My online mini-book Facing the Singularity now has a podcast. Ratings and reviews on iTunes will be much appreciated, so as to direct people toward a rationality-informed approach to intelligence explosion.

Jaan Tallinn has been passing my chapters around to people because they are concise explanations of key lemmas in the standard arguments on the need for Friendly AI. This is gratifying because it's exactly the purpose for which I'm writing them, and I encourage others to send people to these chapters as well.

(I'm currently writing the final two chapters of the online book and recording readings of the other chapters for the podcast. A volunteer is doing the audio editing.)

Comments (10)

Comment author: beriukay 28 February 2012 11:12:42AM 7 points [-]

Maybe this is just a personal problem, since I don't generally use iTunes, but the numerical ordering doesn't seem to gel with the named numbers (that is chapter 2 was listed as 1, Ch 3 was 2, and Ch1 was 3). Also, does anyone know a way to get podcasts without using iTunes?

Still listening... audio quality is good, voice is conversational (not monotone), talking speed is generally good (though when listing things, it can be a bit overwhelmingly fast for someone who isn't at a computer or can't easily skip backwards). But I suppose that's why there's also the mini-book, so that's not a real concern... They are short and sweet.

At first I thought the ending music was from DJ Shadow's You Can't Go Home Again, which I thought was fitting and proper. Then I used my phone to find out (using SoundHound), and discovered it was Ben Frost's Theory of Machines, which makes even more sense. Nice choice, and now I have some new music to discover!

Rated. Reviewed.

Comment author: lukeprog 28 February 2012 07:44:35PM *  2 points [-]

The non-iTunes RSS is here.

Comment author: jaime2000 10 December 2014 07:58:46PM 1 point [-]

The link is broken. Could you please provide a new one?

Comment author: lukeprog 10 December 2014 09:49:27PM 0 points [-]

It no longer exists, sorry.

Comment author: Newsomian 28 February 2012 10:31:27PM 1 point [-]

No link, brah.

How long does this podcast take to record compared to the editing involved in an episode of CPBD?

Comment author: lukeprog 28 February 2012 11:34:09PM 1 point [-]


I don't edit these episodes I only record them, so I don't know how long the editing takes.

Comment author: curiousepic 28 February 2012 07:13:22PM 2 points [-]

Are you sure it's legally safe to use that Mass Effect image, especially for this?

Comment author: lincolnquirk 28 February 2012 10:49:03PM 4 points [-]

If there is a problem, someone will just ask him to take it down and there will be no other consequences.

Comment author: curiousepic 29 February 2012 04:44:59AM 1 point [-]

Are you planning to put these up on Youtube in any form?

Comment author: Pablo_Stafforini 25 March 2013 08:19:18PM 0 points [-]

You may want to update the title and content of this post with the new name ("Facing the Intelligence Explosion") and URL.