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With Seth Baum (Exec Dir., Global Catastrophic Risk Institute).
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 06:00 PM    Cost: $20
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<H3 CLASS="p1">The Skynet Is Falling: 23 Guidelines to Avoid an AI Apocalypse (according to experts)</H3>
<P><SPAN CLASS="s1">Event website:<A HREF="http://bit.ly/23aiprincipals" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">http://bit.ly/23aiprincipals</A></SPAN></P>
<H4 CLASS="p1"><SPAN CLASS="s1">About This Workshop</SPAN></H4>
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<DIV CLASS="mceTemp"><IMG ALT="" SRC="https://tech2025.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AI-experts.jpg">AI experts attending the Beneficial AI Conference in January (including Elon MusK who is seated in the second row).</DIV>
<P CLASS="p1">January 58of this year, in Asilomar, California, more than 100 Artificial Intelligence expertsgathered for forthe<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/bai-2017/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Beneficial AI 2017 Conference</A>(a follow-up to the 2015<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/2015/10/12/ai-safety-conference-in-puerto-rico/" TARGET="_blank" TITLE="Permanent Link: AI safety conference in Puerto Rico" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">AI Safety conference in Puerto Rico</A>), hosted by the non-profit<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Future of Life Institute</A>, whose<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/team/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">scientific board of advisors</A>includes Elon Musk & Stephen Hawking, among others. The experts in attendance at this exclusive event included researchers from academia & industry & thought leaders in economics, technology, law, ethics, & philosophy.</P>
<P CLASS="p1">The purpose of the 3-day conference? To discussand create guidingprinciples of "beneficial AI." Here is a portion of the joint statement from the organizers of the event:</P>
<P CLASS="p1">"<EM>We, the organizers, found it extraordinarily inspiring to be a part of the<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/bai-2017/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">BAI 2017 conference</A>, the Future of Life Institutes second conference on the future of artificial intelligence. Along with being a gathering of endlessly accomplished & interesting people, it gave a palpable sense of shared mission: a major change is coming, over unknown timescales but across every segment of society, & the people playing a part in that transition have a huge responsibility & opportunity to shape it for the best.</EM></P>
<P CLASS="p1"><EM>In planning the Asilomar meeting, we hoped both to create meaningful discussion among the attendees, & also to see what, if anything, this rather heterogeneous community actually agreed on. We gathered all the [AI research] reports we could & compiled a list of scores of opinions about what society should do to best manage AI in coming decades.</EM>"</P>
<P CLASS="p1">What this group of 100+ experts came up with is a mutually agreed upon "<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/ai-principles/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Asilomar 23 AI Principals</A>" -- a list of 23 guidelines that they suggest AI researchers, scientists, lawmakers & tech companies should obey to ensure safe, ethical & beneficial use of AI. In short, guidelinesto keep us from creating AI/robots that will destroy humanity.</P>
<P CLASS="p1">The guidelines havesince been covered widely in the media & signed by 3,542 AI/Robots research. See the full list of signatories<A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/principles-signatories/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow"><STRONG>HERE</STRONG></A>.</P>
<P CLASS="p1"><A HREF="https://futureoflife.org/ai-principles/" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow"><IMG ALT="" SRC="https://tech2025.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/read-ai-guidelines-here-300x81.png"></IMG></A></P>
<DIV>"<EM>I think human extinction will probably occur, & technology will likely play a part in this. [We could create]a fleet of artificial intelligence-enhanced robots capable of destroying mankind.</EM>" --<A HREF="http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/elon-musk-billion-dollar-crusade-to-stop-ai-space-x" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Elon Musk</A></DIV>
<H4 CLASS="p1"><SPAN CLASS="s1"><BR>What Will This Workshop Cover?<BR></SPAN></H4>
<P CLASS="userdept"><SPAN><STRONG>JOIN US</STRONG></SPAN>for this special, interactive workshop & discussion, featuring guest presenter, Dr. Seth Baum,Executive Director of the<EM>Global Catastrophic Risk Institute</EM>, as we explore the intent, meaning, & implications of these AI guidelines, & whether having a set of existing guidelines can really safeguard humanity from AI-catastrophe.</P>
<P CLASS="userdept">Dr. Baum's expertise in global catastrophes & risk will offer unique insight into this topic & guide us on alternate ways of thinking about AI risk & the questions we should be asking of researchers, tech companies & the government about these safeguards. Additionally, who<EM>are</EM>the 100 AI experts guiding our future? What can we learn about them that will help us to understand how our future is being shaped through AI?</P>
<P CLASS="userdept">You won't want to miss this workshop!</P>
<P CLASS="p1">After the presentation, we will have our popular interactive, group experience where you will get the opportunity to explore & answer some of the challenging problems in this space with others who are just as intrigued by this topic as you are!</P>
<H3 CLASS="p1"><SPAN CLASS="s1">Prerequisite</SPAN></H3>
<P>No technical experience required. This is a<STRONG><SPAN>non-technical</SPAN></STRONG>workshop meant for everyone: marketers, advertisers, developers, engineers, product managers, investors, data analysts, students, policy wonks -- all are welcome!</P>
<P>In addition to reading the<EM>Asilomar 23 AI Principals,</EM>you may want to watch the following video of conference participants on a panel discussing the future of AI including Elon Musk,Stuart Russell, Ray Kurzweil, Demis Hassabis, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Bart Selman, & Jaan Tallin. Video here:<A HREF="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0962biiZa4" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0962biiZa4</A></P>
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<H3>Agenda</H3>
<UL>
<LI>6pm - 6:15pm - Sign in, enjoy lite bites & beverages</LI>
<LI>6:15 - 6:20 - Introduction, Tech 2025 announcements, sponsor acknowledgement</LI>
<LI>6:20 - 6:45 - Guest instructor, Dr. Seth Baum<SPAN CLASS="sender-name">, presentation</SPAN></LI>
<LI>6:40 - 7:50 - Interactive group exercises & problem-solving</LI>
<LI>7:50 - 8pm - Final thoughts & Q&A</LI>
</UL>
<H3>Guest Presenter</H3>
<P><STRONG><A HREF="http://sethbaum.com" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow"><IMG ALT="" SRC="https://tech2025.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Dr.-Seth-Baum-300x186.jpg"></IMG></A></STRONG></P>
<P><STRONG><A HREF="http://sethbaum.com" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">Dr. Seth Baum</A></STRONG>, Executive Director of the<A HREF="http://gcrinstitute.org" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow"><STRONG>Global Catastrophic Risk Institute</STRONG></A>, a nonprofit think tank that Baum co-founded in 2011.</P>
<P>Dr. Baum'sresearch focuses on risk & policy analysis of catastrophes that could destroy human civilization, such as global warming, nuclear war, & runaway artificial intelligence.</P>
<P>Baum received a Ph.D. in Geography from Pennsylvania State University & completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Columbia University Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.</P>
<P>Follow him on Twitter<A HREF="http://twitter.com/sethbaum" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">@SethBaum</A>and Facebook<A HREF="http://www.facebook.com/sdbaum" TARGET="_blank" REL="noopener noreferrer noopener nofollow noopener noreferrer nofollow nofollow noreferrer nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/sdbaum</A></P>
 
 
 
 
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