Links 6/5/15

The best argument I’ve read for friendly AI research.  The best counter argument I’ve heard is that my one friend who does AI research says there ain’t no way step 3 (superintelligent machines) actually happen.  But the math/CS/philosophy problems this is motivating seem like they’ll bear useful fruit even if that’s true, and given what we do spend money on, this doesn’t seem like a ridiculous use of a few million dollars.

Included entirely for the phrase “Deepak Chopra of skepticism” (fixed)

When your volunteers are racist.

When your volunteer supervisor wants to heal your inner child.

The failed economics of code reuse.