AI

Surveying Safety-relevant AI Characteristics

The current analysis in the AI safety literature usually combines a risk or safety issue (e.g., interruptibility) with a particular paradigm for an AI agent (e.g., reinforcement learning). However, there is currently no survey of safety-relevant …

Exploring artificial intelligence futures

Artificial intelligence technologies are receiving high levels of attention and 'hype', leading to a range of speculation about futures in which such technologies, and their successors, are commonly deployed. By looking at existing AI futures work, …

The Cyberlaw podcast - discussing the malicious use of AI

Our interview features an excellent and mostly grounded exploration of how artificial intelligence could become a threat as a result of the cybersecurity arms race. Maury Shenk does much of the interviewing in London. He talks to Miles Brundage, AI …

Beyond Brain Size: Uncovering the Neural Correlates of Behavioral and Cognitive Specialization

Despite prolonged interest in comparing brain size and behavioral proxies of “intelligence” across taxa, the adaptive and cognitive significance of brain size variation remains elusive. Central to this problem is the continued focus on hominid …

Future of Life Institute podcast - discussing AI safety and security

Is the malicious use of artificial intelligence inevitable? If the history of technological progress has taught us anything, it’s that every “beneficial” technological breakthrough can be used to cause harm. How can we keep bad actors from using …

Panel Discussion - Security & Privacy

AI holds great promise but also significant threat. As AI capabilities continue to advance at a rapid pace, so does the risk to both company and consumer. In this panel discussion we will bring together experts in AI security as well as those facing …

Artificial Intelligence Risks

Overview of short and long term, accident and malicious use risks.

Artificial Intelligence: Between a tech utopia and human extinction

Will the invention of artificial superintelligence jeopardise the existence of the human race? With nanotechnology and other innovations nearer to the brink of altering the way materials are manufactured (an advance that would alter society to the …

Existential Risk from Superintelligence in Sid Meier's Civilization V

This talk will detail Shahar Avin's work on a superintelligence modification (mod) for Sid Meier's Civilization® V, a popular turn-based strategy game. The aim of the mod is to concretise some of the issues surrounding catastrophic AI risks, and to …

Exploring artificial intelligence futures

“Artificial intelligence” (AI) is one of the more hyped-up terms in our current world, across academia, industry, policy and society. But what is AI? What is the present state of AI? What are possible futures of AI? How can we explore such futures?