Apocalyptic theories abound. In most, an alien invader takes control of the planet and threatens our species. But the truth is, the potential enemy is already in our midst. We are surrounded by it. It lives in our pockets and purses, in our homes and offices. Artificial intelligence will be a mighty force that propels homo sapiens forward with a massive evolutionary leap into the future. Or, it will be a crushing blow that subjugates our collective human intellect to serve its own cyber-purposes. Luckily, we can choose between these two outcomes. However, we don’t have much time, and there is a huge amount of work to be done to avert disaster.
The solution is simple. If we don’t control our own brains, they will. But despite rapidly emerging scientific insight into our human brain, most of us remain enslaved to it, making us easy targets. This talk will illuminate a simple path to having your magnificent brain work for you. Only when we as individuals and as a species can do this, can we have artificial intelligence work for us, and not vice versa.