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What We’ve Been Up to This Month
Max Tegmark gave a talk on AI safety at the American Museum of Natural History this month. His talk centered on themes in his best-seller, Life 3.0, asking questions like: Will A.I. create conditions that allow life to flourish as never seen before or open a Pandora’s box of unintended consequences?
Ariel Conn spoke on a panel during a side event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The event was hosted by the Global Challenges Foundation as part of their New Shape Prize, which seeks to create new forms of global governance to address catastrophic risks.
Viktoriya Krakovna attended an AI strategy retreat co-run by the Future of Humanity Institute and the Center for Effective Altruism.
Lucas Perry gave a talk at the Cambridge “Don’t Bank on the Bomb” Forum this month, where he presented divestment opportunities, tools, and strategies for individuals and institutions to divest from nuclear weapons-producing companies.
FLI in the News
“A number of technology think tanks have written up their own rules to govern hard AI. At the Future of Life Institute’s (FLI) Asilomar Beneficial AI Conference in 2017, researchers developed 23 principles for the development of responsible AI.“
“His current research focuses on the social, cultural, political, legal and ethical dimensions of military robotics and UAV drones from a perspective that combines media theory with science and technology studies. In 2015, he received a $116,000 grant from the Future of Life Institute.”
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