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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.


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.

All of our previous events

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

Augmented Intelligence Summit (Updated)

Augmented Intelligence Summit Steering the Future of AI March 28 – 31, 2019 | 1440 Multiversity | Tuition $495   […]
February 19, 2019

Beneficial AGI 2019

BENEFICIAL AGI 2019 After our Puerto Rico AI conference in 2015 and our Asilomar Beneficial AI conference in 2017, we […]
January 15, 2019

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 […]
March 29, 2018

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 […]
April 21, 2017

Beneficial AI 2017

In our sequel to the 2015 Puerto Rico AI conference, we brought together an amazing group of AI researchers from […]
January 12, 2017
Effective Altruism 2016

Effective Altruism 2016

The Effective Altruism Movement Edit: The following article has been updated to include more highlights as well as links to […]
August 15, 2016

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 […]
March 3, 2016

AI, Ethics and Society

2nd International Workshop 13th February 2016 | Phoenix, Arizona USA What is the future of AI? And what should we […]
January 25, 2016

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 […]
December 10, 2015

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 […]
October 12, 2015

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 […]
September 1, 2015

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 […]
November 6, 2014

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 […]
September 4, 2014

Max Tegmark: “Ask Max Anything” on Reddit

 This event was held Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, in the “IAmA” subreddit on Read it here! Max Tegmark answers the […]
August 20, 2014

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 […]
May 24, 2014

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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