How not to destroy the world with Artificial Intelligence

That’s the title of a talk to be given in the framework of the DigHum (Digital Humanism) Lectures organised by TU Wien. Invited is this time Stuart Russel from UC Berkeley. The event will be moderated by Helga Nowotny.

I will briefly survey recent and expected developments in AI and their implications. Some are enormously positive, while others, such as the development of autonomous weapons and the replacement of humans in economic roles, may be negative. Beyond these, one must expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested? And, if so, what can we do about it? While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, I will argue that the problem is real and that the technical aspects of it are solvable if we replace current definitions of AI with a version based on provable benefit to humans,

says Stuart Russel. Look here at his CV.

The talk will be recorded on Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 17:00 CEST, and be accessible at the DIGHUM channel.

For more information follow that link.


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