In this video, Michael Littman discusses the risks of artificial intelligence (AI) becoming smarter than humans, and suggests that ideas can be taken to the extreme and kill us. He also talks about the strengths and weaknesses of Elon Musk, a figure who has expressed similar concerns. Littman then discusses reinforcement learning and the future of AI, discussing how technology will eventually allow for smarter and less intelligent ways of interacting with each other on the internet.
Michael Littman is a computer scientist and professor who discusses the potential for exponential improvement in machine learning methods. He argues that we don't have to worry too much about the specifics of machine learning algorithms, as the exponential growth in computing power means that we'll eventually be able to achieve our goals without needing to worry too much about the underlying technology.