Peter Scott

Peter Scott

Peter J. Scott's resume reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master's degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System.

Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in "soft" fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007, he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity.

Scott is the author of Crisis of Control: How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the Human Race.

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Peter Scott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how beneficial AI can be, how existentially dangerous is can also be, and how close we are to finding out which blade will be more in our future.
Peter Scott joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the existing and future examples of how AI is impacting our lives, especially, more recently, how we work and employ people.
Peter Scott joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the reasons why his book, which warns the potential of artificial intelligence, is needed now, rather than 10 years ago or 10 years from now.