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139. The AI Arms Race to Build Humanity’s Successor or Spark World War III | Dan Faggella

Daniel Faggella

Dan Faggella (@danfaggella) is the Founder and CEO of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research that helps world-leading organizations like the World Bank, the United Nations, INTERPOL, CERN, Harvard and more navigate the competitive landscape of AI capabilities, and build strategies that win. He’s also the host of AI in Industry podcast and grown and sold two previous companies.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • How human-machine augmentation could help humanity last longer
  • The reason humanity’s future is bleak at best
  • Is conflict between China and the US inevitable
  • Why the question of consciousness is the most important one we SHOULD be solving
  • How AI will impact the future of power, nations and life
  • Why Dan thinks we’re all headed to a VR powered matrix of bliss
  • The reason Dan’s not too optimistic about our future
  • Why building AI is creating our successors
  • What happens when we automate more and more jobs
  • Why Chinese dominance is almost inevitable
  • Is breaking up big tech more dangerous than it’s worth
  • Why driverless cars are anything but the most exciting aspects of AI
  • How close we are to real-time translation
  • Why Dan’s not so sure about UBI

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