Stuart Russell: “How Not to Destroy the World with Artificial Intelligence!“

"Join our lecture series with Stuart Russell from UC Berkeley presenting his views on this crucial issue."

Speaker: Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Speaker: Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

September 8th 2020

  • 17:00 – 18:00 CEST
  • This is an online-only event.
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  • Speaker: Stuart Russell, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Moderator: Helga Nowotny, Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Former President of the ERC

About the Event

September 8, 2020


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.


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Stuart Russell - How Not to Destroy the World with Artificial Intelligence
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