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What We’ve Been Up to This Month
Max Tegmark gave the 2018 Beyond Annual Lecture at Arizona State University this month, where he argued that it will require planning and hard work to ensure that AI continues to benefit humanity as it eclipses our intelligence. In the lecture he explored challenges that we need to overcome and also talked about exciting opportunities.
Ariel Conn participated in this year’s ASU Origins Project Workshop, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Weapons Systems: Technology, Warfare, and Our Most Destructive Machines, which brought together experts in AI, autonomous weapons, and nuclear weapons, including Former Defense Secretary William Perry.
Jessica Cussins participated in the Global Governance of Artificial Intelligence Roundtable in Dubai, which was held for the first time as part of the annual World Government Summit. This was organized by the AI Initiative from the Future Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, the UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.
Lucas Perry participated in an Individual Outreach Forum with the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) to focus on finding the most capable and effective people and helping them work on the world’s most pressing problems.
FLI in the News
IEEE SPECTRUM: Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons
“People can look at the same technology and disagree about how it will shape the future, explains Paul Scharre as he shares a final perspective on the Slaughterbots debate.”
BOSS MAGAZINE: Boston Dynamics Debuts Spotmini and People Are Freaked Out
“A superintelligence might help us eradicate war, disease, and poverty, and so the creation of strong AI might be the biggest event in human history,” according to Max Tegmark.
SCIENCE AT AMNH: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence with Max Tegmark and Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Artificial intelligence is growing at an astounding rate, but are we ready for the consequences? Cosmologist and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark guides us through the state of artificial intelligence today and the many paths we might take in further developing this technology. Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson moderates.“