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Michael Vassar - Optimization, AGI, Education & the Darwinian Method

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Published on Jan 17, 2013

Interview in San Fran @ Langton Labs Dec 2012
- Michael Vassar - Background
- Darwinian Method
- The Singularity
- Decision Theory and Game Theory
- Will Joe Six-Pack make a difference?
- What kinds of people can make a difference?
- How do you find them?
- CURIOSITY! (it's Important)

Michael Vassar is an American futurist, activist, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Panacea Research LLC. He was president of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence until January 2012.

Vassar advocates safe development of new technologies for the benefit of humankind. He has held positions with Aon, and the Peace Corps. He was a founder and Chief Strategist at SirGroovy.com, an online music licensing firm. He has co-authored papers on the risks of advanced molecular manufacturing with Robert Freitas, and has written the special report "Corporate Cornucopia: Examining the Special Implications of Commercial MNT Development" for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology Task Force.

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