The Long-Term Future of (Artificial) Intelligence

15 May 2015, 16:15 - 17:45

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB1 1TQ

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk is delighted to host Professor Stuart J. Russell  (University of California, Berkeley) for a public lecture on Friday 15th May 2015.

The Long-Term Future of (Artificial) Intelligence

Abstract: The news media in recent months have been full of dire warnings about the risk that AI poses to the human race, coming from well-known figures such as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates.  Should we be concerned? If so, what can we do about it?  While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss these concerns, I will argue instead that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required.

Stuart Russell is one of the leading figures in modern artificial intelligence. He is a professor of computer science and founder of the Center for Intelligent Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. He is author of the textbook ‘Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach’, widely regarded as one of the standard textbooks in the field.  Russell is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Future of Life Institute and the Advisory Board of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

The event is free and open to everyone, but due to expected demand, booking will be necessary: Book Tickets Now.

Venue: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

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