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Events work

We convene leaders of the relevant fields to discuss ways of ensuring the safe development and use of powerful technologies.

Introduction

Convening the leading figures in our cause areas to spark discussion

In the past decade, FLI has hosted a wide range of events, conferences and workshops. These events have sparked a myriad of important outcomes, including the Asilomar Principles, FLI's multi-million-dollar grant programs, and a large number of important connections and conversations.

Over the years, FLI has displayed a unique ability to convene many of the leading figures in fields relating to our cause areas. This convening power is essential for fostering a collaborative and inclusive problem-solving environment.
Events

All of our previous events

Here are some of the events that we have hosted or attended:

Augmented Intelligence Summit

Steering the Future of AI
Date:
March 28, 2019
March 31, 2019
Location:
Multiversity, Scotts Valley, California

Beneficial AGI 2019

BENEFICIAL AGI 2019 After our Puerto Rico AI conference in 2015 and our Asilomar Beneficial AI conference in 2017, we […]
Date:
January 2, 2019
April 7, 2019
Location:
Puerto Rico

2018 Spring Conference: Invest in Minds Not Missiles

On Saturday April 7th and Sunday morning April 8th, MIT and Massachusetts Peace Action will co-host a conference and workshop at […]
Date:
April 7, 2018
April 8, 2018
Location:
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War 2017

Spring Conference at MIT, Saturday, May 6 The growing hostility between the US and Russia — and with North Korea […]
Date:
May 6, 2017
Location:
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Beneficial AI 2017

In our sequel to the 2015 Puerto Rico AI conference, we brought together an amazing group of AI researchers from […]
Date:
January 3, 2017
January 8, 2017
Location:
Asilomar Conference Grounds, California

Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear War

Spring Conference at MIT, Saturday, April 2, 2016 Even though we have way more nuclear weapons than necessary to deter […]
Date:
April 2, 2016
Location:
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

AI, Ethics and Society

2nd International Workshop 13th February 2016 | Phoenix, Arizona USA What is the future of AI? And what should we […]
Date:
February 13, 2016
Location:
Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona

NIPS Symposium 2015

FLI is excited to be a co-sponsor for the upcoming NIPS Symposium on the Societal Impacts of Machine Learning: Algorithms Among […]
Date:
December 10, 2015
Location:
Montreal Convention Center, Quebec, Canada

AI safety conference in Puerto Rico

The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges This conference brought together the world’s leading AI builders from academia and industry […]
Date:
January 2, 2015
January 5, 2015
Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Policy Exchange: Co-organized with CSER

This event occurred on September 1, 2015. When one of the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence makes a speech […]
Date:
September 1, 2015
Location:

Martin Rees: Catastrophic Risks: The Downsides of Advancing Technology

This event was held Thursday, November 6, 2014 in Harvard auditorium Jefferson Hall 250. Our Earth is 45 million centuries […]
Date:
November 6, 2014
Location:
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nick Bostrom: Superintelligence — Paths, Dangers, Strategies

This event was held Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in Harvard auditorium Emerson 105. What happens when machines surpass humans in […]
Date:
September 4, 2014
Location:
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Max Tegmark: “Ask Max Anything” on Reddit

 This event was held Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, in the “IAmA” subreddit on reddit.com. Read it here! Max Tegmark answers the […]
Date:
August 20, 2014
Location:
Online

The Future of Technology: Benefits and Risks

This event was held Saturday May 24, 2014 at 7pm in MIT auditorium 10-250 – see video, transcript and photos below. The coming […]
Date:
May 24, 2014
Location:
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Events

Related posts

Here are various posts related to our events work:

AIS Program

Augmented Intelligence Summit Program We are so thrilled that you have chosen to spend next weekend with us at AIS, […]
March 22, 2019

Augmented Intelligence Summit Speakers

Augmented Intelligence Summit Speakers Anthony Aguirre, PhD UC Santa Cruz | Future of Life Institute | Foundational Questions Institute Anthony […]
February 22, 2019

Augmented Intelligence Summit

Augmented Intelligence Summit Steering the Future of AI March 28 – 31, 2019 | 1440 Multiversity | Tuition $495 Today […]
January 24, 2019

BAI Videos

Videos from the Beneficial AI Conference
February 21, 2017

AI conference

This event was held January 2-5, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We organized our first conference, The Future of AI: […]
January 2, 2015

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