Jun 8, 2020
Dr. Roman Yampolskiy - Controlling Artificial Super-Intelligence #63
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Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Dr. Roman Yampolskiy.

Dr. Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest are behavioral biometrics, digital forensics, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, neural networks, artificial super-intelligence and games. 

Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple journal articles and books. His research has been cited by numerous scientists and profiled in popular magazines both American and foreign (New Scientist, Poker Magazine, Science World Magazine), dozens of websites (BBC, MSNBC, Yahoo! News) and on radio (German National Radio, Alex Jones Show). 

Reports about his work have attracted international attention and have been translated into many languages including Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Spanish.

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Episode Summary

My interest is artificial intelligence. Specifically I’m trying to understand how to control it and how to make sure it’s beneficial for everyone.

“You’re not going to find some perfect role model. Take something good from a dozen people.”

“Whatever the product is, people will find ridiculous ways to abuse it. You need to see this ahead of time and get ready for it.

“If a system is smarter than you, you cannot predict what its actually going to do. By definition. If you could, you’d be just as smart.” 

—Roman Yampolskiy

Key Milestones

  1. Dr. Yampolskiy was able to bypass getting a bachelor’s degree and go straight to getting his Master’s and PhD. How did he do this? And how was he able to save money on education?
  2. What is Dr Yampolskiy’s approach to deep work? How is he able to juggle teaching and his own research?
  3. Computing is advancing at an increasing pace, what are Dr Yamposlkiy’s thoughts on artificial super-intelligence? 
  4. Why is Dr. Yampolsky working on finding failure models for systems that don’t even exist today?
  5. How has Dr. Yampolskiy been able to have multiple mentors and take away bits and pieces from each one of them?

Additional Resources

Artificial Superintelligence: A Futuristic Approach – by Dr. Roman Yampolskiy

Ep. 6 of Develomentor Freedom – From Side Hustle to a Scalable Business, with Fred Stutzman

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