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Russell, Horvitz, and Tegmark on Science Friday: Is AI Safety a Concern?

To anyone only reading certain news articles, it might seem like the top minds in artificial intelligence disagree about whether AI safety is a concern worth studying. But on Science Friday yesterday, guests Stuart Russell, Eric Horvitz, and Max Tegmark all emphasized how much agreement there was. Horvitz, head of research at Microsoft, has sometimes

April 2015 Newsletter

In the News * The MIT Technology Review recently published a compelling overview of the possibilities surrounding AI, featuring Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence and our open letter on AI research priorities. + For more news on our open letter, check out a thoughtful piece in Slate written by a colleague at the Future of Humanity Institute.

April 2015 Newsletter

In the News * The MIT Technology Review recently published a compelling overview of the possibilities surrounding AI, featuring Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence and our open letter on AI research priorities. + For more news on our open letter, check out a thoughtful piece in Slate written by a colleague at the Future of Humanity Institute.

January 2015 Newsletter

In the News * Top AI researchers from industry and academia have signed an FLI-organized open letter arguing for timely research to make AI more robust and beneficial. Check out our research priorities and supporters on our website. + The open letter has been featured by media outlets around the world, including WIRED, Financial Times,

January 2015 Newsletter

In the News * Top AI researchers from industry and academia have signed an FLI-organized open letter arguing for timely research to make AI more robust and beneficial. Check out our research priorities and supporters on our website. + The open letter has been featured by media outlets around the world, including WIRED, Financial Times,

Elon Musk donates $10M to our research program

We are delighted to report that Elon Musk has decided to donate $10M to FLI to run a global research program aimed at keeping AI beneficial to humanity. You can read more about the pledge here. A sampling of the media coverage: Fast Company, Tech Crunch, Wired (also here), Mashable, Slash Gear, BostInno, Engineering &

AI Conference

We organized our first conference, The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges, Jan 2-5 in Puerto Rico. This conference brought together many of 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

AI Leaders Sign Open Letter

Top AI researchers from industry and academia have signed an open letter arguing that rapid progress in AI is making it timely to research not only how to make AI more capable, but also how to make it robust and beneficial. You can read more about the open letter here. Sample media coverage: Popular Science,

November 2014 Newsletter

In the News * The winners of the essay contest we ran in partnership with the Foundational Questions Institute have been announced! Check out the awesome winning essays on the FQXi website. * Financial Times ran a great article about artificial intelligence and the work of organizations like FLI, with thoughts from Elon Musk and

November 2014 Newsletter

In the News * The winners of the essay contest we ran in partnership with the Foundational Questions Institute have been announced! Check out the awesome winning essays on the FQXi website. * Financial Times ran a great article about artificial intelligence and the work of organizations like FLI, with thoughts from Elon Musk and