Day Two Speaker: Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director for the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He explored two possible paths to AGI, while emphasizing an evolutionary, bottom-up approach versus designing AGI directly, based on the experience of DFJ investigating and investing in nanotechnology.

Evolved systems could result in robust, resilient, and adaptive technologies, such as AGI. It will not be necessary to understand every thing that is going on in these systems. Combined with exponential progress, the resulting systems may outstrip our ability to model and develop a theory of how the system or its subsystems works.

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype and is forthcoming from The Laurel Review. A piece of flash fiction is forthcoming from Cold Creek Review. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published online at Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files.” Richard is also Downlink Lead for HiRISE at the University of Arizona.