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Press and Events

December 3, 2014 – CNN quizes me about Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and AI Risk: 

December 3, 2014 – I’m named one of Time Magazine’s 5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse: 

December 2, 2014 – BBC World asks  Prof. Joanna Bryson and me about Stephen Hawking’s latest AI warning: http://bit.ly/1I1j07b

October 8, 2014 – I’m the keynote speaker presenting Our Final Invention at the University of Richmond’s Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum on Faith, Ethics, and Global Society: http://bit.ly/1v1tSgI  Stream my presentation and Q&A here: http://vimeo.com/112104822

October 1, 2014 – My National Geographic documentary film Rise of the Black Pharaohs airs to stellar ratings on PBS. Watch it here: http://video.pbs.org/program/rise-black-pharaohs/

September 24, 2014 – Our Final Invention cited by CBS hit drama series ‘Person of Interest’ as inspiration for self-aware, self-improving Artificial Intelligence: http://on.mash.to/1CgLaav

September 18, 2014 – Our Final Invention inspires  Purdue University’s Dawn or Doom Summit, a thrilling day of presentations on technology and the future: http://www.purdue.edu/dawnordoom/

My Armchair Q&A and Keynote presentation here: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/dawnordoom/2014/

September 11, 2014 – Wei-Huan Chen writes about Our Final Invention and the upcoming Dawn or Doom Summit for the Lafayette Journal & Courier: http://on.jconline.com/1ACj2Mi

August 4, 2014 – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweets about Our Final Invention and compares superintelligence to nuclear fission: http://bit.ly/1BRzVmT

June 5, 2014 – Musician Mark Mosher cuts a track inspired by Our Final Invention: http://bit.ly/1mk2Yr2

May 19, 2014 – Leo Laporte interviews me about Our Final Invention for podcast Triangulation: http://bit.ly/SbhCIU

April 18, 2014 – James C. Banks reviews Our Final Invention for The Weekly Standard: http://tws.io/1lfO8Y1

February 21, 2014 - CSPAN2’s BOOKTV broadcasts my talk and book signing at The Annapolis Bookstore: http://bit.ly/1gl0KWG 

February 13, 2014 – BBC World News Business Daily’s Justin Rowlatt interviews me about AI risk and Our Final Inventionhttp://bbc.in/NFY7XQ

February 6, 2014 – Emanuele Berry quizes me about Our Final Invention on NPR’s WKAR in Michigan – bit.ly/1lHhf6o 

February 2, 2014 – Our Final Invention excerpted in The Daily Beast, “This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection,” http://thebea.st/LjPQXt

January 31, 2014 – AI scholars Dr. Raghuram Ramanjuan and Dr. Mary Lou Maher, and I, discuss Our Final Invention on NPR’s WFAE 90.7 – http://wfae.org/post/artificial-intelligence-our-final-invention

January 21, 2014 – Q&A by Erika Hendry at SmithsonianMag.com – http://bit.ly/1aIRTem 

January 4, 2014 – The New Yorker’s Gary Marcus and I discuss risky AI and coding common sense on CBS This Morning: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/scientists-closer-than-ever-to-making-artificial-intelligence-a-reality/  AND  http://youtu.be/Uw4QhhEhXKw  Thanks producer Gregory Mirman!

January 3, 2014 – Ronald Bailey at Reason.com reviews Our Final Inventionhttp://reason.com/archives/2014/01/03/is-skynet-inevitable

December 23, 2013Our Final Invention named a Huffington Post “Definitive Tech Books of 2013″  – http://huff.to/1hiJX

December 18, 2013 – I’m on Canadian TV’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange talking about Our Final Invention – http://bit.ly/1lZblbN

December 18, 2013 – KCRW FM Matt Miller’s podcast interview with me – http://bit.ly/19d5GPk – and column at WashingtonPost.com – http://wapo.st/1fntsqe

December 14, 2013 – Singularity Hub book review by Louie Helm – http://bit.ly/1dgKN2b

December 13, 2013 – Our Final Invention named ‘Top five science reads of 2013′ by ABC Science (Australian Broadcasting Corp) – http://tiny.cc/xda77w

December 6, 2013 - Front-page feature in Israeli business daily Calcalist by Uri Pasovsky – goo.gl/KNj9Vr 

December 6, 2013  – Real Clear Technology Book Review by Greg Scoblete  – http://goo.gl/1TNLE4

November 15, 2013 – Q&A with Science-Book-A-Day w/George Aranda – http://goo.gl/Uaff7f

November 11, 2013 – Q&A in The American Prospect with Paul Waldman – http://goo.gl/WPscih

October 30, 2013 - Book review and Q&A in Omni Reboot – http://goo.gl/YGJrQD

October 26, 2013 - The Machine Intelligence Research Institute and Leverage Research co-sponsor a book launch party in San Francisco, CA.

October 23, 2013 – New Yorker book profile by Gary Marcus: http://goo.gl/sBYVtm

October 20, 2013 - 2:00 PM “The Bob Charles Show” on the Web Radio Station www.kinetichifi.com

October 19, 2013 - Science News book profile: http://goo.gl/wk0c2D

October 18, 2013 – New York Journal of Books book review http://goo.gl/xqhYl6

October 17, 2013 – 6:30 PM Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St NW Washington, DC 20004

October 11, 2013 - Scientific American book review by Seth Baum  http://goo.gl/589DeQ

October 7, 2013 - Radio interview on TruNews http://www.trunews.com/listen/

October 4, 2013 – Luke Muehlhauser’s book review at KurzweilAI.net http://goo.gl/ZDgLXE

October 2, 2013 – Cited in John Syme’s Davidson Daybook http://daybook.davidson.edu/?p=9777

October 1, 2013 – Interview on Singularity 1-on-1 http://goo.gl/rTpYjl

October 1, 2013 – Kirkus Reviews – http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/james-barrat/our-final-invention/

October 1, 2013 – Excerpted in i09 http://io9.com/why-a-superintelligent-machine-may-be-the-last-thing-we-1440091472

September 30, 2013 – Interview on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory http://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2013/09/30

September 20, 2013 – Excerpted in Tor.com http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/09/our-final-invention-excerpt

August 4, 2013 – Cited by John Havens at Mashable http://mashable.com/2013/08/03/artificial-intelligence-fear/