#144 – Michael Littman: Reinforcement Learning and the Future of AI

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OUTLINE:
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(00:00) – Introduction
(07:43) – Robot and Frank
(10:02) – Music
(13:13) – Starring in a TurboTax commercial
(23:26) – Existential risks of AI
(41:48) – Reinforcement learning
(1:07:36) – AlphaGo and David Silver
(1:17:15) – Will neural networks achieve AGI?
(1:29:42) – Bitter Lesson
(1:42:32) – Does driving require a theory of mind?
(1:51:58) – Book Recommendations
(1:57:20) – Meaning of life

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