Nick Bostrom, Director of The Future of Humanity Institute
Stephen Sackur talks to the scientist and philosopher Nick Bostrom of the Future of Humanity Institute. He asks, what happens to humans when truly intelligent machines arrive?
The guests on HARDtalk are people who do much to shape our world. More often than not they're testament to the talent and potential of the human species. But what if we're living on the cusp of a new era? Shaped not by mankind, but by machines using artificial intelligence to build a post-human world. Science fiction? Not according to HARDtalk's guest scientist and philosopher Nick Bostrom who runs the Future of Humanity Institute. Stephen Sackur asks, when truly intelligent machines arrive, what happens to us?