The Future of Humanity Institute is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. It enables a select set of leading intellects to bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute belongs to the Faculty of Philosophy and is affiliated with the Oxford Martin School.
|Order Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies|
|Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology|
|Amlin Research Collaboration on Systemic Risk of Modelling|
|Global Priorities Project|
On July 21st Professor Steve Stedman visited the Future of Humanity Institute to discuss global catastrophic risks and emerging technology. Professor Stedman is the former Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations, where he proposed and implemented the United Nations Task Force on Counter-terrorism, among other accomplishments.
A recent Financial Times review of Superintelligence states “there is no doubting the force of [Bostrom’s] arguments … the problem is a research challenge worthy of the next generation’s best mathematical talent. Human civilisation is at stake.”
In collaboration with the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, FHI hosted a MIRIx Workshop to develop the technical agenda for AI safety. Attendees generated new strategic considerations for technical agenda setting, technical research ideas, and comments on existing topics in the technical agenda.
Anders Sandberg gave an invited talk about enhancement ethics and emerging technologies at the Army Research Labs Adelphi Center. His main theme was how automation will shift occupational demand – both in society at large and in a military setting – more towards skills and abilities where human enhancement is relevant.