Risks and impacts of AI: conference, open letter, and new funding program

Over the weekend of January 2, much of our research staff from the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology attended The Future of AI: Opportunities and Challenges, a conference held by the Future of Life Institute to bring together AI researchers from academia and industry, AI safety researchers, lawyers, economists, and many others to discuss short and long-term issues in AI’s impact on society.

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FHI in 2014

In 2014 FHI produced over 20 publications and policy reports, and our research was the topic of over 1000 media pieces.  The highlight of the year was the publication of Superintelligence, Paths, Dangers, Strategies, which has opened a broader discussion on how to ensure our future AI systems remain safe. Continue reading