The Artilect War: Will AI be the Death of Us?, with Dr. Hugo de Garis

“The estimated bit processing rate of the human brain is approximately 10^16 bit flips per second…. a hand held artilect could flip at 10^40 bits per second. An asteroid sized artilect could flip at 10^52 bits a second. Thus the raw bit processing rate of the artilect could be a trillion trillion trillion (10^36) times greater than the human brain. If the artilect can be made intelligent, using neuroscience principles, it could be made to be truly godlike, massively intelligent and immortal” ~Dr. Hugo de Garis

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on The Solari Report, Harry Blazer speaks to Dr. Hugo de Garis about his book, The Artilect War: Cosmists vs. Terrans – A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Massively Intelligent Godlike Machines, and about the dangers of artificial intelligence or AI.

Dr. de Garis is Australian. He studied theoretical physics and then began developing artificial intelligence. According to Wikipedia, in 1992 he received his PhD from Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He worked as a researcher at ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research institute international, 国際電気通信基礎技術研究所), Japan from 1994–2000, a researcher at Starlab, Brussels from 2000–2001, and associate professor of computer science at Utah State University from 2001–2006. Until his retirement in late 2010 he was a professor at Xiamen University [Fujian, China], where he taught theoretical physics and computer science, and ran the Artificial Brain Lab. He is now in the process now of moving back to his native Australia.

Dr. de Garis has serious reservations about the risks associated with artificial intelligence. For the first part of this Solari Report, he and Harry discuss the nature of artificial intelligence and the associated risks. In the process, Harry becomes intrigued with integrating the discussion with other developments in global governance and geopolitics and outlines some of this thoughts on the application of AI to further centralize political and economic control. I have asked our team to make a special video for posting on Thursday of that 20-minute plus section in addition to our regular audio. We will also post Harry’s recommended subscriber links.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news from Chartres, France. You can post questions, comments and suggested stories here.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review one of my all-time favorites, the TV series Battlestar Galactica. The human race faces extinction from the attack on the Twelve Colonies of the cybernetic Cylons. A battlestar and a small fleet of surviving humans escape and set out to find the planet Earth while continuing to fight off their Cylon attackers.

Talk to you Thursday!