On November 3, 2018, I gave a TEDx talk on the Human Cusp theme in Richmond, British Columbia, at the TEDxBrighouse event produced by Mingde College. Titled, “What You Can Do To Make AI Safe for Humanity,” this was a quick tour of some of the high-level themes of Crisis of Control, with the “idea worth spreading” that today’s virtual assistants might gather data about us that could end up serving a pivotal purpose in the future…

The bookmarkable link is https://humancusp.com/tedx-brighouse-video/ .  The Youtube video is also embedded below.


Posted by Peter Scott

Peter Scott’s résumé reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System. Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in “soft” fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007 he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters, writing the Human Cusp blog on dealing with exponential change.

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