Deep Conversation: Are we ready for AI?


Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU


Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 09:30 to 12:00
With the recent surge in R&D and commercialisation of AI technology, there has been corresponding growth of interest in the risks and benefits that it may deliver. In this ACMIES session, Professor Marcus Hutter (CECS, ANU) and Rob Hanson (Data61) meet to set out and discuss their views on a variety of those risks and benefits. Professor Hutter, well-known for his work on mathematical formalisation of general intelligence (AIXI), will address movement towards artificial general intelligence (AGI) and highlight four aspects of the journey, namely evolution, unemployment, the value of life and virtualization. Rob, a researcher focusing on the implications of emerging technology on society, will address the value of data, the social effects of disruptive technology, the outrunning of human abilities to adapt to advances in computation and networking and our lack of preparedness for significant increases in generation and usage of data.
Please join our cross cultural Morning Tea and Long Lunch after the event.



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