Stuart Russell suggests making intelligent machines ‘permanently deferential’ to humans so we may successfully co-exist with new forms of AI over time. Russell is a leading authority on the evolution of AI, and author (with Peter Norvig) of the principal textbook on artificial intelligence.

In this podcast by The Guardian, Russell discusses his new book, Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control.

Russell is a computer science professor and Smith-Zadeh professor in engineering at the University of South California, and an honorary fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.

The podcast runs 24:59 and links from this page at The Guardian.

Stuart Russell on why now is the time to start thinking about superintelligent AI – Science Weekly podcast | THE GUARDIAN | October 18, 2019 | interviewed by Ian Sample and produced by David Waters


The end of humanity: will artificial intelligence free us, enslave us — or exterminate us? | October 27, 2019 | by Danny Fortson | ‘From Russell’s vantage point, we have come to a crossroads. In one direction lies “a golden age of humanity” where we are freed from drudgery by machines. The other direction is, well, darker.’