Calum Chace

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Calum studied philosophy at Oxford University, where he discovered that the science fiction he had been reading since early boyhood is actually philosophy in fancy dress.

He published "Surviving AI", a non-fiction review of the promise and peril of artificial intelligence in September 2015. Previously, he published "Pandora's Brain", a novel about the first conscious machine.

He is a regular speaker on artificial intelligence and related technologies, and runs a blog on the subject at www.pandoras-brain.com.

He is also the co-author of The Internet Startup Bible, a business best-seller published by Random House in 2000.

Prior to writing Pandora's Brain, Calum had a 30-year career in business, in which he was a marketer, a strategy consultant
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" After reading Calum Chases book Pandora's Brain ( which I loved! ) I was given the opportunity to read Surviving AI. It's a fascinating read, and helps explain to those of us who know very little about AI, just how important finding out is!

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“Today, while the world hangs on every utterance of Justin Bieber and the Kardashian family, relatively few of us even know the names of Vasili Arkhipov and Stanislav Petrov, two men who quite literally saved the world.”
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“Will we even know when the first AGI is created? The first machine to become conscious may quickly achieve a reasonably clear understanding of its situation. Anything smart enough to deserve the label superintelligent would surely be smart enough to lay low and not disclose its existence until it had taken the necessary steps to ensure its own survival. In other words, any machine smart enough to pass the Turing test would be smart enough not to. It”
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“intelligence measures an agent’s general ability to achieve goals in a wide range of environments.”
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