What We’ve Been Up to This Month
Max Tegmark gave an invited talk titled “Beneficial Intelligence & Intelligible Intelligence” at the IJCAI/ECAI AI conference in Stockholm, Sweden on July 18. You can watch the talk here.
In addition, Max’s book on the opportunities & challenges of AI is now available in 11 languages and just came out in paperback, peaking at #4 on the UK amazon ranking.
FLI in the News
CNN: Leading AI researchers vow to not develop autonomous weapons
“‘We would really like to ensure that the overall impact of the technology is positive and not leading to a terrible arms race, or a dystopian future with robots flying around killing everybody,’ said Anthony Aguirre, who teaches physics at the University of California-Santa Cruz and signed the letter.”
NPR: AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons
“During the annual International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm on Wednesday, some of the world’s top scientific minds came together to sign a pledge that calls for ‘laws against lethal autonomous weapons.'”
THE WASHINGTON POST: Tech leaders: Killer robots would be ‘dangerously destabilizing’ force in the world
“Among them are billionaire inventor and OpenAI founder Elon Musk, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell, as well as the three founders of Google DeepMind — the company’s premier machine learning research group.”
FORBES: AI in Startups
“..narrow AI will disrupt a significant portion of the work force within this generation, and empowering entrepreneurs may be a worthy goal for mitigating this inevitability, as well as a productive strategy for regional and national economic growth.”
JAXENTER: How to develop machine learning responsibly
“Machine learning inevitably adds black boxes to automated systems and there is clearly an ethical debate about the acceptability of appropriating ML for a number of uses. The risks can be mitigated with five straightforward principles.“
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