I am Luke Muehlhauser, CEO of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Ask me anything about the Singularity, AI progress, technological forecasting, and researching Friendly AI!
I am Luke Muehlhauser ("Mel-howz-er"), CEO of the Singularity Institute. I'm excited to do an AMA for the /r/Futurology community and would like to thank you all in advance for all your questions and comments. (Our connection is more direct than you might think; the header image for /r/Futurology is one I personally threw together for the cover of my ebook Facing the Singularity before I paid an artist to create a new cover image.)
The Singularity Institute, founded by Eliezer Yudkowsky in 2000, is the largest organization dedicated to making sure that smarter-than-human AI has a positive, safe, and "friendly" impact on society. (AIs are made of math, so we're basically a math research institute plus an advocacy group.) I've written many things you may have read, including two research papers, a Singularity FAQ, and dozens of articles on cognitive neuroscience, scientific self-help, computer science, AI safety, technological forecasting, and rationality. (In fact, we at the Singularity Institute think human rationality is so important for not screwing up the future that we helped launch the Center for Applied Rationality (CFAR), which teaches Kahneman-style rationality to students.)