Eliezer Shlomo Yudkowsky is an American AI researcher and writer best known for popularising the idea of friendly artificial intelligence. He is a co-founder and research fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute , a private research nonprofit based in Berkeley, California. He never attended high school or college and has no formal education in artificial intelligence. Yudkowsky claims that he is self-taught in the field. His work on the prospect of a runaway intelligence explosion was an influence on Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.
Mel Brooks is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.
Susan Sontag was an American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp'", in 1964. Her best-known works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Illness as Metaphor, Regarding the Pain of Others, The Volcano Lover, and In America.
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.Bob Dylan
Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off.Nicholas Brendon