Click here to see this page in other languages: Chinese By Anthony Aguirre, Ariel Conn, and Max Tegmark Should artificial intelligence be regulated? Can it be regulated? And if so, what should those regulations look like? These are difficult questions to answer for any technology still in development stages – regulations, like those on the food, […]
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The first EA Global X conference, EAGxBoston, is being held at MIT on April 30th, 12:30-6:30pm. Boston EAs have created an incredible lineup bringing together a who’s who of researchers, EAs, EA orgs, and up-and-coming orgs including: Dean Karlan (Yale, Innovations for Poverty Action) Joshua Greene (Harvard, Moral Cognition Lab) Rachel Glennerster (MIT, Poverty Action […]
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The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges This conference brought together the world’s leading AI builders from academia and industry to engage with each other and experts in economics, law and ethics. The goal was to identify promising research directions that can help maximize the future benefits of AI while avoiding pitfalls (see this open letter and […]
Once started, a carefully implemented gene drive could eradicate the entire malaria-causing Anopheles species of mosquito. In 2013, some 200 million humans suffered from malaria, and an estimated 584,000 of them died, 90 percent in Africa. The vast majority of those killed were children under age 5. Decades of research have fallen short of […]
Putting Odds on Humanity’s Extinction The Team Tasked With Predicting-and Preventing-Catastrophe by Carinne Piekema May 13, 2015 Not long ago, I drove off in my car to visit a friend in a rustic village in the English countryside. I didn’t exactly know where to go, but I figured it didn’t matter because I had my […]
Playing with Technological Dominoes Advancing Research in an Era When Mistakes Can Be Catastrophic by Sophie Hebden April 7, 2015 The new Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University isn’t really there, at least not as a physical place—not yet. For now, it’s a meeting of minds, a network of people from […]