About the Program
Documentary filmmaker James Barrat talks about the threat of runaway artificial intelligence. Mr. Barrat argues that we are headed into a future in which machines will be able to outthink humans and may eventually view us in the same way that we view lower life-forms today. He says that many people in the AI community acknowledge the threat but have largely ignored it so far (with several notable exceptions). This event was hosted by the Annapolis Book Store in Annapolis, Maryland.