FLI Monthly Podcast with Ariel Conn
- New episode: Mission AI – Giving a Global Voice to the AI Discussion with Charlie Oliver and Randi Williams (June 2018)
- Topics discussed in this episode include: How to inject diversity into the AI discussion; the launch of Mission AI and bringing technologists and the general public together; how children relate to AI systems, like Alexa; why the Internet and AI can seem like “great equalizers,” but might not be; and how we can bridge gaps between the generations and between people with varying technical skills.
- Throwback episode: Climate Change with Brian Toon And Kevin Trenberth(April 2017)
Highlighting AI Research
As part of our effort to mainstream AI safety research, FLI has worked over the past few years to make new research accessible and exciting for the general public. FLI has already been covering research by our grant recipients (which you can read more about here), and now we’re beginning to add more summaries of other important AI safety research. This month, you can read about the classic AI safety paper, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, as well as a new paper from DeepMind.
What We’ve Been Up to This Month
Jessica Cussins and Richard Mallah attended the Foresight Institute’s “AI Coordination: Great Powers” strategy meeting in San Francisco on June 7th. A white paper on the event will be released soon.
Anthony Aguirre and Jessica Cussins attended Effective Altruism Global in San Francisco on June 9th. Content in the conference was aimed at existing EA community members who already have a solid understanding of effective altruism, but who wanted to gain skills, network, master more complex problems, or move into new roles.
FLI in the News
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and the Feud Over Killer Robots
“As the tech moguls disagree over the risks presented by something that doesn’t exist yet, all of Silicon Valley is learning about unintended consequences of A.I.”
VENTURE BEAT: Physicist Max Tegmark on the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence
“Tegmark recently spoke about AI’s potential — and its dangers — at IPsoft’s Digital Workforce Summit in New York City. After the keynote address, we spoke via phone about the challenges around AI, especially as they relate to autonomous weapons and defense systems like the Pentagon’s controversial Project Maven program.”
SINGULARITY HUB: Why We Need to Fine-Tune Our Definition of Artificial Intelligence
“We urgently need to move away from an artificial dichotomy between techno-hype and techno-fear; oscillating from one to the other is no way to ensure safe advances in technology.”
CIO: Will artificial intelligence bring a new renaissance?
“Society needs to seriously rethink AI’s potential, its impact to both our society and the way we live.”
AZO NANO: AI-Based Technique Could Accelerate Creation of Specialized Nanoparticles
“MIT physicists have developed a new method that could someday provide a way to customize multilayered nanoparticles with preferred properties, potentially for use in cloaking systems, displays, or biomedical devices.”
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