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Daniel Faggella: The US-China AI Arms Race Toward a Post-Human Future

Posted on Sep 19, 2019 by in Podcast |

Daniel Faggella discusses the state of the artificial intelligence arms race between the U.S. and China and how all other players such as the EU and Russia are way behind. He explains how the real battle is for the “computational human substrate that houses human experience and artificial intelligence” and that whoever controls the virtual ecosystem will control the world.

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Show Notes

The International Governance of AI – We Unite or We Fight

The USA-China AI Race – 7 Weaknesses of the West

Ensuring a Positive Posthuman Transition – Perspectives from Jaan Tallinn

Artificial Intelligence in the US Army – Current Initiatives

Artificial Intelligence in the Chinese Military – Current Initiatives

About the Guest

Daniel Faggella is CEO and Founder of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research.

Called upon by organizations like the World Bank, the United Nations, INTERPOL, and global pharmaceutical and banking companies, Daniel helps business and government leaders navigate the competitive landscape of AI capabilities, and build strategies that win.

Daniel is of the belief that the most important ethical consideration of the coming thirty years will be the creation or expansion of sentience and intelligence in technology. Emerj is intended first as a vehicle to proliferate an open-minded conversation about the implications and applications of AI. The business model came later, purpose was, and is, first (see “the cause“).

At entrepreneur since the age of 20, Daniel has founded and sold two previous companies (a martial arts academy he started to pay for grad school, and an Inc5000 eCommerce business) in order to gather the funds needed to focus fully on Emerj.

Daniel is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, winning the title of 2011 national champion (IBJJF Pan America Games).

Daniel graduated with a masters degree in Positive Psychology, focusing his thesis research on the science of skill development.

*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: (available on iTunes or Amazon)