Skype Co-Founder Desperate to Stop AI From Destroying Humanity

Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn is on a mission to ensure an artificial intelligence doesn’t destroy humanity.

According to a fascinating Popular Science story, the programmer discovered AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky’s essay “Staring into the Singularity” in 2007, two years after cashing in his Skype shares following the startup’s sale to eBay.

Since then, he’s dedicated more than $1 million toward preventing super-smart AIs from replacing humans as Earth’s dominate species — or simply destroying humanity altogether. READ MORE ON: FUTURISM

Dobbins Air Reserve Base/Victor Tangermann

Dobbins Air Reserve Base/Victor Tangermann

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