“The purpose that we put into the machine has to be the purpose that we desire, otherwise we’re toast.” Computer scientist Stuart Russell discusses the future and possible risks of artificial intelligence, focusing specifically on the problem of filter bubbles on social media. From John Brockman’s Long Now Seminar “Possible Minds”: http://longnow.org/seminars/02019/feb/25/possible-minds/ Subscribe to our podcasts: http://longnow.org/seminars/podcast/ Explore the full series: http://longnow.org/seminars More ideas on long-term thinking: http://blog.longnow.org/ The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility. Our projects include a 10,000 Year Clock, endangered language preservation, thousand year+ data storage, and Long Bets, an arena for accountable predictions. Become a Long Now member to support this series, join our community, and connect with our ongoing work to explore and deepen long-term thinking: http://longnow.org/membership Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longnow Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/longnow Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/longnow