Opinions from influencers occupation any alma mater University of California topic any agree & disagree
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer · 15 Dec 2017
agrees Net neutralityFast lanes or “paid prioritization” create anti-competitive incentives for ISPs to favor their own services over those of their competitors. Though Pai thinks paid prioritization would somehow benefit consumers, allowing ISPs to make such arrangements would stifle innovation online and make it harder for the next great streaming service or social network to reach the market. This is not an idle wo... See More
Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 30 Nov 2017Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction.
Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 30 Nov 2017
disagrees Basic IncomeI do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningful wo... See More
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society · 10 Sep 2017I am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
Robert H. Frank, University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology · 10 Sep 2017
agrees Carbon TaxReducing CO2 emissions would actually be surprisingly easy. The most effective remedy would be a carbon tax, which would raise the after-tax price of goods in rough proportion to the size of their carbon footprint.
Bill Gross, Billionaire investor, Janus Capital · 06 Sep 2017Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 31 Aug 2017Need to time technology well: 2007 was good time to launch iPhone; but not 1993 (Apple Newton) since battery/screen/chip tech not there. Extreme example: Leonardo da Vinci (1480s) invention of helicopters was way too early. Engine technology didn’t get there until 1900s. Maybe 2007 was early for autonomous driving (DARPA Urban Challenge) since AI, sensors not yet there. From ~2015 ecosystem more r... See More
Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 31 Aug 2017Tech world is used to tectonic shift every 5 years from new inventions. Now tech has infected other industries so everyone has to shift.
Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist · 31 Aug 2017It is sobering to admit that chaos seems a probable outcome even in the best-case scenario, in which the AGI remained perfectly obedient. But of course we cannot assume the best-case scenario. In fact, “the control problem”—the solution to which would gu
Gurdev Khush, World Food Prize winner · 31 Aug 2017There is no scientific justification for this extremism which damages lives and welfare, especially of poor people. There is a moral imperative to make GM technology available for public good.
Randy W. Schekman, Nobel Prize winner in medicine · 31 Aug 2017I find it surprising that groups that are very supportive of science when it comes to global climate change, or even, for the most part, in the appreciation of the value of vaccination in preventing human disease, yet can be so dismissive of the general views of scientists when it comes to something as important as the world’s agricultural future.
Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBank · 31 Aug 2017A superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
Grady Booch, Software engineer. Developed UML · 31 Aug 2017Might a superintelligent AI emerge? In some distant future, perhaps
Gordon Moore, Co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel. Proponent of Moore's Law · 31 Aug 2017The singularity is unlikely ever to occur because of the complexity with which the human brain operates
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer · 31 Aug 2017It's actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they'd even have the ability. They'll be so smart by then that they'll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we'd be replaced by computers. They're going to help us. We're at least the gods originally.
Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 31 Aug 2017US govt should focus on accelerating US AI, rather than trying to slow down anyone else.
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