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Stuart Russell
Stuart Russell is a computer science professor at Berkeley and co-author of Artificial Intelligence: a Modern Approach.

Entries by Stuart Russell

Transcendence: An AI Researcher Enjoys Watching His Own Execution

(10) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 5:38 PM

As an Artificial Intelligence (AI) professor at Berkeley, it was with some discomfort that I watched the assassination of Will Caster (Johnny Depp), an AI professor at Berkeley, by a terrorist group terrified by the possibility of a "strong" AI system that far exceeds human levels of intelligence. By the...

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Transcending Complacency on Superintelligent Machines

(257) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 9:14 AM

As the Hollywood blockbuster Transcendence debuts this weekend with Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and clashing visions for the future of humanity, it's tempting to dismiss the notion of highly intelligent machines as mere science fiction. But this would be a mistake, and potentially our worst mistake ever.

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